Northeast Kansas City Closeout Meetings
Regarding the ongoing effort to close off Northeast Kansas City from the rest of the city . . .
The Benton entrance from I-70 to the NE Community is one of the interchanges that is being studied and possibly closed.
The Greater Northeast Chamber of Commerce is organizing a luncheon and public meetings to gauge local sentiment.
Take a look . .
Luncheon MARCH 5, 2013
Noon to 1:00 pm
Members, area businesses and residents invited.
Arrive at 11:45 for seating
Pho Hoa Restaurant @ 1447 Independence Ave.
We have invited Allan Zafft and Matt Kilion to discuss the proposed changes to I-70.
Our other guest is Vladimir Krsktic, professor at Kansas State university and Director of the Kansas City Design Center. His students have been working on a Vision for Independence Ave.
He will speak to the impact of the closures as it relates to Independence Ave.
Lunch and program $15. Please RSVP to the Chamber.
see contact information below.
MoDOT seeks public input online, at February mobile meetings
"We encourage people to log on to our online town hall meeting at www.metroi70.com to let us know what they think though February 25," said Zafft. "We're also hosting a series of mobile meetings in February throughout the corridor, so people can also stop by and talk with a member of our study team." Mobile meetings are scheduled as follows:
Allan Zafft, 816-607-2258 or Matt Killion, 816-622-0500
* Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Paul School of Theology, 5123 E. Truman Road, Kansas City, Mo. 64127
* Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Linwood Family YMCA, 3800 E. Linwood Boulevard, Kansas City, Mo. 64128
* Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, 8 to 10 a.m., Kansas City VA Medical Center, 4801 Linwood Boulevard, Kansas City, Mo. 64128
"There is currently no funding for design and construction," said Zafft. "But completing this study is an important step in having the project ready to go should funding become available."
The study kicked off in December 2011, will last about 30 months, and conclude in spring 2014. It builds upon the broader work of the I-70 First Tier Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to help devise a more detailed plan on how to best improve the safety and conditions of I-70. The portion of interstate under study is experiencing pavement and bridge deterioration, traffic delays and congestion, and merging/weaving issues at interchanges.
For more information about this study, to include history, timeline and community involvement opportunities, please visit the project website at www.modot.org/kansascity/metroi70. For instant updates, follow MoDOT_KC on Twitter or send questions and comments to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.