The design team will hold two open house meetings for landowners, business owners and tenants along the project corridor on Thursday, December 13, 2018.
The meetings are specifically for landowners, business owners, and tenants with property located
- Next to Wornall Road from 73rd Terrace to 79th Street.
- On 75th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue to Wyandotte Street.
- On Broadway from 74th Street to 75th Street.
Meeting exhibits will describe preliminary design plans for the project area. Representatives from the City and the consultant team will answer questions and discuss the plans and how the project will impact adjacent properties. Driveway locations and easements will be among discussion topics.
The meetings will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Waldo Area Business Association offices, 7222 Wornall Road.
In 2015, the City and the Waldo Community Improvement District conducted an assessment of the intersection of 75th Street and Wornall Road in order to evaluate traffic capacity, safety, and walkability of the intersection. The study resulted in recommendations that are aimed to improve traffic flow, while at the same time improve the intersection so that it incorporates features to improve pedestrian friendliness. The study also identified ways to extend the Trolley Track Trail between 74th Street and 75th Street, thereby eliminating a major barrier for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Since that time, the City, working with the Waldo CID, has received a $2 million grant to implement the results of the study. The City has appropriated funds for the reconstruction of curbs and sidewalks along Wornall Road from 74th and 75th Street. Given the extensive work proposed, the City is now aiming to completely reconstruct Wornall Road from 74th Street to 79th Street, a stretch of roadway that is well worn and beyond ordinary maintenance. This is significant work that, when completed, will improve this key commercial corridor within Waldo.
Following water main replacement and sewer separation work by KC Water, the goal is to start this project in the first quarter of 2019 and complete it in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Did you know there are even more improvements coming near Wornall Road? Check this page for information: Wornall Improvements
Mario Vasquez- Project Manager: Mario.Vasquez@kcmo.org or call 816-513-6984