Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Temporary Fix: Kansas City Buck O'Neil Bridge Reopens Both Ways For Thanksgiving



Actually, for the Kansas City mad dash home tonight . . .

The latest from MoDOT:

After months of rehab work- the iconic bridge is open in both directions. Thanks for your patience.

More . . .

In April, Kansas City voters approved the renewal of a 1 percent sales tax to help pay for a new bridge. However, the new bridge project is not fully funded. The state needs to find an additional $50 million.

This year’s repairs cost $5 million. A $2 million study was also done at the same time to lay the groundwork for what is expected to be a $200 million replacement bridge.

The smarter denizens of our blog community have already figured out that KCMO taxpayers will be forced to pick up the tab.

Developing . . .

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

New bridge is needed before new airport.

Anonymous said...

50 miles for toy train before airport.

Anonymous said...

KCMO does not need a new airport. Just remodel/repair existing airport.

Build the new bridge and Slie might have a small legacy.

Anonymous said...

102 million on 2 mile street rail; 300+ million borrowed for power and light district. City leaders dumbfounded about how to pay for replacing a bridge over Missouri River ....
-Radish