Again . . . Here's a fact that's often ignored and that local media forgets . . .
TKC attended these meetings and they were hilarious . . .
URBAN COMMUNITY LEADERS DEVISED DUMB-ASS & DANGEROUS STOP LIGHTS THAT EVERYONE HATES!!!
Residents, biz, drivers and pedestrians have told politicos that these stop lights are a hazard but not so long ago elected officials DEMANDED lights instead of bridges or overpasses cause they feared their community would be divided.
Reality check . . .
Hundreds of people have paid for this politicized concern & poor planning with their lives.
Now, a bit of good news . . . There's a tiny bit of cash that might at least fund start some kind of improvement to the dangerous situation that exists right now . . .
“Since this highway was planned since this highway was constructed, there has been much discussion about separating and dividing communities, and this highway did that very thing,” Lucas said. “As somebody whose family grew up in this area, my grandmother, great aunts, so many others, and somebody whose family was moved from this area, it’s time that we improve not just the public safety of the area, but it’s time we bring the community back together.”
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .
Kansas City, Missouri, is getting $5 million to figure out how to improve 71 Highway and beef up safety on the city's east side.Mayor Quinton Lucas held a news conference Monday morning to discuss the new funding.
When U.S. Highway 71 was constructed in the 1990s, with the promise of shuttling cars into downtown Kansas City, its six lanes sliced through predominantly Black communities in the city's eastern neighborhoods - cutting them off from the center of the city.