The City of Kansas City, Mo., congratulates the Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractor on the new U.S. Highway 169 interchange at Shoal Creek Parkway, which opened Friday, November 22.
The project removed traffic signals at this intersection, replacing them with new, full access, free flow interchanges. This type of interchange has roundabouts at the ramp ends rather than traffic signals. This enables intersections to handle traffic at higher levels of service, thereby reducing excessive traffic signal wait time, which reduces congestion and improves air quality. It also is expected to improve traffic safety, provide better access and help with future economic development.
Crews also widened Shoal Creek Parkway (formerly Northwest 108th Street) to four lanes between North Holly Street and North Oak Trafficway and added bike lanes and a 10-foot multi-use sidewalk.
An earlier phase of this project replaced traffic signals with full-access, free flow interchanges at U.S. Highway 169 and Tiffany Springs Parkway (formerly Northwest 96th Street). Crews also widened Tiffany Springs Parkway between North Holly Street and North Oak Trafficway and added bike lanes and a 10-foot multi-use sidewalk. This phase of the project was completed in November 2012.
Both phases of this project were funded by an $18.3 million grant from the Federal Highway Administration. The City of Kansas City, Mo., provided $7.7 million as a local match for the grant. The Missouri Department of Transportation managed the design and construction of the project.