MEDIA ALERT: Groundbreaking for Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard Improvements

MediaAlertWHAT: Media availability and photo/video opportunity during a groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the commencement of improvements to the Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard streetscape between Rockhill Road and The Paseo.

WHO: Anticipated attendees and presenters include:

  • Jean Paul Chaurand, President, Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners
  • Mark L. McHenry, Director, City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation
  • Emanuel Cleaver II ,U.S. Congressman, Fifth District-Missouri
  • Jermaine Reed, City Councilman, Third District
  • Ollie Gates, former Parks Board Commissioner

WHEN: Friday, March 22, 10 a.m.

WHERE: NW Corner of Forest Avenue & Cleaver Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri. Please park in the vacant lot across Forest Avenue.

MORE: Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard Streetscape Improvements between Rockhill Road and The Paseo include:

  • Mill, overlay and re-stripe lane configuration, adding bike lanes
  • New curb and sidewalk
  • New street lights and pedestrian lights
  • Decorative stamped concrete crosswalks at Troost, and at Tracy
  • Stormwater planters, street trees and other landscaping from Harrison east to The Paseo
  • New semi-custom Bus Shelters, with solar powered LED lighting, in 3 locations