FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 25, 2016
One of Kansas City’s historic 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 Westport Road and Mill Street, and Westport Road and Pennsylvania Avenue. Studies reveal traffic signals don’t best serve either intersection as they do not meet federal guidelines. Therefore, the City plans to replace the existing traffic signals at both intersections with four-way stop signs.
The traffic signals will be set to flash red in all directions starting Oct. 28, 2016. This allows staff to monitor the impact of the planned changes. Should the yearlong test period run smoothly, the signals will be removed. Citizens traveling the area should find the intersections more accessible, with reduced risk of accidents.
Crews will also remove two left-turn lanes on Mill Street this weekend, allowing for improved alignment of travel lanes for north and southbound traffic, and will add 20 parking spaces along the east side of Mill Street.
For more information please contact Beth Breitenstein at 816.513.2612 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.