FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 19, 2017
City leaders are digging into another GO KC project this Friday, Oct. 20, as they grab shovels to break ground on improvements at 22nd and 23rd Street on the City’s east side.
This project includes upgrades along 22nd and 23rd Streets from Brooklyn Avenue to Benton Boulevard. 3rd District Council members Quinton Lucas and Jermaine Reed will join other City leaders across from Mount Pleasant Baptist Church at 2200 Olive at 10 a.m. for the ground breaking.
In April 2017, Kansas City voters approved $800 million in bonds to fund a capital improvements program for streets, sidewalks, flood control and other infrastructure needs over the next 20 years. The 22nd and 23rd Street improvements are among the first-year GO KC projects approved by City Council in June.
Roadway improvements include realigning, widening, paving, curb and gutter replacement, sidewalks, storm and sanitary sewers, water main relocation, and other amenities along this section of 22nd Street and 23rd Street. The project will be coordinated with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority Ladders of Opportunity grant for the Prospect corridor.
The City has a website dedicated to citywide GO KC improvements. For media inquiries, contact the Public Works Public Information Officer, Beth Breitenstein, at 816-513-2612.