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Road closures begin for Troost Bridge project

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Capital Improvement Office is alerting motorists that continued work on the Troost Avenue/Volker Boulevard improvement project will result in a 10-day closure of Volker Boulevard, between The Paseo Boulevard and Rockhill Road, beginning Sept. 7. This closure will be followed by a year-long closure of Troost Avenue, between Emanuel Cleaver Boulevard and Volker Boulevard.

During the Volker Boulevard closure, traffic will be routed to Emanuel Cleaver Boulevard via The Paseo Boulevard and Rockhill Road. The Troost Avenue closure will route traffic to Rockhill Road and The Paseo Boulevard to bypass construction.

The two year construction project, which extends from 48th Street to 50th Street on Troost Avenue and from 600 feet west to 600 feet east from the intersection on Volker Boulevard, includes several streetscape improvements; intersection improvements; sanitary and storm water utility upgrades; Brush Creek channel enhancements; and the replacement of the deteriorating Troost Avenue bridge over Brush Creek. The ultimate objective is to provide the City of Kansas City, Mo. and its residents a signature bridge with an aesthetic, urban “river walk” along Brush Creek that connects the areas local attractions.

The $15.5 million project received more than $9 million in federal stimulus funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Construction on the project started in May and is slated for completion in late 2011.

Media inquiries should be directed to Sean Demory, communications manager for the Capital Projects Office, 816-513-0059.


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