FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 14, 2016
Whether you travel by foot, bike, car or even plane, there is a lot to celebrate this Friday at the Lee’s Summit Airport. Kansas City is cutting the ribbon on a collaborative project to upgrade more than two miles along Lee’s Summit Road, which connects Kansas City to the Lee’s Summit Airport and the City of Independence.
Kansas City and Lee’s Summit representatives will gather to celebrate the improvements at Lee’s Summit Airport — where Lee’s Summit representatives will also dedicate an airport hangar.
The Lee’s Summit Road project cost $10.5 million and included roadway reconstruction between Colbern Road and Gregory Boulevard. Kansas City and Lee’s Summit split a $4.7 million local tab, with the rest of the project costs paid for with federal funds. Improvements to the road, which opened in 1937, offer a safer and more accessible experience for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. Upgrades include:
- bike lanes
- 10-foot sidewalks
- widened roadway
- turning lanes
- roadway alignment to improve sight distance
- storm sewer system
The ribbon cutting will be held in Hangar 1 at Lee’s Summit Airport, 2525 NE Douglas Street, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, on Dec. 16 at 9:30 a.m.
For more information, contact Beth Breitenstein at 816-513-2612.