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Next phase of bike roadway improvements under way

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Public Works Department has started the second phase of the KC Bicycle Transportation Initiative, which will remove obstacles that impede the smooth operation of bicycles by replacing, adjusting or retrofitting existing drainage grates, drop inlets, curb inlets, and utility lids on about 40 miles of roadway.

“Once the on-road obstacles have been resolved, work will begin to install bike route and share the road signs on the same 40 miles of roadway,” said Deb Ridgway, the City’s bicycle and pedestrian coordinator. “This is just one of many steps along the road to making Kansas City a more bike-friendly community.”

Blue Nile Engineering is performing the work, which is funded by a grant from the federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality program.

Media inquiries about the City’s bicycle and pedestrian initiatives should be directed to Dennis Gagnon, public information officer for the City’s Public Works Department, (816) 513-2659.

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