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CONTACT: Sean Demory, Capital Projects Office, 816-513-0059


North Amity Avenue closes for construction

Road and culvert improvements on North Amity Avenue will begin a multi-phased closure of the roadway between Northwest 87th Terrace and Northwest 86th Street for up to six months, starting Dec. 6.

The first phase will close North Amity Avenue between Northwest 86th Street and Northwest 87th Terrace to through traffic. As construction proceeds, crews will implement additional closures. Motorists will receive warning in advance of these closures.

Upon completion of winter construction, North Amity Avenue will close fully between Northwest 86th Street and Northwest 87th Terrace, as will Northwest 86th Terrace. This closure will allow City crews to complete roadway construction.

"Though there will be some temporary inconvenience, the planned enhancements to Amity Avenue will well serve motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians alike,” said Councilman Russ Johnson. “The improvements will be much welcomed by the 2nd City Council District."

The North Amity Avenue improvements will replace the current roadway with a four lane improved road that will include four foot bicycle lanes, curbs and sidewalks. In addition, culverts will be replaced at Northwest 86th Terrace and Northwest 87th Terrace.

Detours will be posted prior to construction. Work on this project is scheduled for completion in early summer 2011.

The Capital Projects Office managed the design and construction of this project for the City’s Public Works Department.

Media inquiries and other requests for more information about this project should be directed to Sean Demory, Capital Projects Office, at 816-513-0059 or e-mail

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