FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 8, 2016
One of the city’s fastest growing neighborhoods is getting an upgrade that will benefit those who live, work and travel in the area.
The Kansas City Public Works Department has been monitoring vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian levels at the intersections of Independence and Grand, and Independence and Wyandotte near the River Market. Studies show signals don’t best serve traffic through the area. Therefore, the City will remove the existing traffic signals and replace them with four-way stop signs.
The signals will flash red in all directions for 30 days starting Sept. 14th. The impact of the planned changes will be monitored during this period, allowing for a smoother transition. Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians should find the intersections safer and more accessible.
For more information please contact the Public Works office at 816.513.2612 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.