Summary of Bailey Bridge and Highgrove Road Trail Project


Contact Information

Organization: Grandview
Contact person: Jaclyn White
Title: City Engineer
Phone: 816-316-4857
Organization address: 1200 Main Street
  Grandview, MO    64030

General Information

G8.1 Project title: Bailey Bridge and Highgrove Road Trail Project
G8.2 Project description: The City would install a historic Bailey bridge that was recently acquired from Jackson County as an alternate separated pedestrian facility on the Presidential Trail, adjacent to Harry Truman Drive, and located near the midpoint of the Longview Lake Trail. The project would construct the bridge foundations and footings and install and reuse the previously acquired bridge. The project would also build a 1/4 mile multiuse path connection at the south end of Longview Lake Trail near Highgrove and Raytown Road, to connect existing City trail on Highgrove to the Longview Lake trail. The goal of the project is to reuse the bridge and eliminate existing access barriers to Longview Lake Trail.
G8.3 Project contact: Jackie White
City Engineer

G1. Project Type: Other TAP-Historic Preservation/Archaeological Projects
G2. Funding Stream: TAP
G3. TIP Number:
G4. State: Missouri
G5. Project county: 1. Jackson
G6. Project municipality: 1. Grandview
G7. Multiple agencies / jurisdictions? Yes
Jackson County donated the historic Bailey Bridge that had previously been utilized on Kenneth Road. The City of Grandview has already assumed ownership of the bridge structure.
G8.4 Purpose and need: The Longview Lake Trail is considered a MetroGreen path. Even though a large segment of this trail is within or near the City limits of Grandview, it is not accessible to its citizens from existing City pedestrian infrastructure. The addition of the Bailey bridge and a 1/4 mile of trail, would provide the residents of Grandview, an environmental justice community with residents that are highly reliant on non-motorized transportation, a complete trail loop around the City that connects the Harry Truman Farm Home, Longview Lake, and downtown Main Street amenities that include the United States Post Office. It would also reuse an historic bridge structure.
G9. Origin and ending
  Length (Miles):
Harry Truman Drive & Highgrove Road
Raytown Road
Longview Lake Trail
1/4 mile
G10. Functional Classification: Minor Arterial
G11. In Transportation Outlook 2040? No   Decade:   --Select--
G12. Muli-Agency Plan? Yes
In spring 2016 Jackson County gave the historic Bailey Bridge structure to the City for reuse as a pedestrian structure. The City intends to reinstall the bridge as a part of this project on Corp of Engineers property near Longview Lake.
G13. Included in a CIP? Yes
City of Grandview CIP
G14. Planning stage: Preliminary Plan
G15. Reviewed by state DOT? No
G16. Right-of-Way acquisition: All acquired or none needed
G17. ROW by local public agency process manual? Yes
G18. Other unique local goals and objectives? Yes
Reuse of the Bailey bridge as a pedestrian structure is a classic example of preserving an existing historic culturally significant structure for reuse. Providing access to this structure will elevate the awareness of the need to preserve cultural resources. This project is also supportive of the regions Long Range Transportation Plan, and is fully consistent with regional goals related to accessibility, economic vitality, and environmental protection.
G19. Transportation Disadvantaged Population: The City of Grandview lies entirely within environmental justice tracts. Multiuse paths provide safe bicycle and pedestrian access to local cultural resources to an economically disadvantaged community that is increasingly dependent upon non-motorist transportation modes. If safe transportation options do not exist, citizens may not be able to afford to visit these attractions or will use other less safe means to access amenities. There is currently an informal footpath from where the Highgrove Road multiuse path ends to the closest portion of the Longview Lake path in that area. Clearly this informal foot path was created due to need. This project would eliminate the existing barrier to access of the Longview Lake trail that exists.
G20. Relevant Public Engagement: The City and Jackson County coordinated closely together during the removal of the Bailey bridge from its prior location on Kenneth Road. Prior to City staff removal of the structure, there was a groundbreaking event to highlight the City/County partnership and celebrate the event. This groundbreaking event was attended by many City and County officials and the local press. Since that event the City has completed the Presidential Trail Project which built 2.5 miles of trail from Longview Lake to Truman Farmhome. This trail has been highlighted by City and County press releases and an article generated by the Citys design consultant regarding the Presidential Trail. The installation of the Bailey bridge will signify the completion of the Presidential Trail. The City obtained the Bailey Bridge near the completion of design of the Trail Project and the trail budget could not include the Bailey Bridge. Project benefits were shared by information on the Citys website, at City Hall, on social media, and in the Citys fall 2017 newsletter that was mailed to every household in the City. Public feedback regarding the addition of pedestrian and cultural options has been positive.
G21. Planned Public Engagement: The City will continue to highlight the proposed project improvements and the benefits of the Bailey bridges reuse on social media, at City Hall, public meetings, and other citizen direct informational mailings. Prior to the beginning of construction, the City would hold a groundbreaking event open to the general public. Following construction, the City will have a ribbon cutting to ensure citizens are aware of the new amenities available. Signs will be added from the existing City trail section to the new trail section to highlight the connection to the Longview Lake Trail. Trail map updates will be completed and added to the Citys website.
G22. Sustainable Places Criteria: ----Active Transportation/Living---Age in Place---Compact, Walkable Centers--- Complete Street Design---Connected Street Network---Context Appropriate Streets------- ----Green Infrastructure-------Integrated Trail System--- ----Natural Resources Protection-------Pedestrian-Oriented Public Realm--- ---------------- -----Unique Community Characteristics
G22.1. Describe CSP relationship: The project contributes to the placemaking goals of Transportation Outlook 2040 by enhancing the MetroGreen regional trails system. Access barriers will be removed promoting Active Transportation/Living; connected and context appropriate streets; walkable centers; and integrated trail systems. A culturally significant bridge will be preserved to be used and appreciated by the general public which promotes green infrastructure; natural resource protection; and a pedestrian orientated public realm.
G23. Implements Sustainable Places Initiatives? No
G24. Serves Regional Activity Center? Yes
High-Intensity and More_Walkable Centers The proposed trail section leads directly to Longview Lake Trail, a MetroGreen Trail, thus expanding the usable length of this trial. It also removes a barrier to access the Longview Lake Trail near Highgrove Road. The reuse of the Bailey bridge will be a tangible asset that can be used to educate residents on a culturally significant structure type. The Bailey bridge also takes pedestrian and cyclist off of the roadway and onto a designated non motorized facility.
G25. Environmental justice tracts? Yes
The City of Grandview lies entirely within environmental justice tracts. Additional multiuse paths provide safe bicycle and pedestrian access to local cultural resources to an economically disadvantaged community that is increasingly dependent upon non-motorist transportation modes. If safe transportation options do not exist, citizens may not be able to afford to visit local attractions or will use other less safe means to access amenities. This project builds a section of trail to connect two disconnected trail sections, Longview Lake trail to City Trail and preserves and repurposes a historically significant bridge.
G26. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions? Yes
This project will provide other transportation options beyond motorized transportation, thus reducing emissions.
G27. Natural Resource information: The projects construction practices utilized will seek to minimize impacts to the natural environment. There will be minimal grading and earthmoving required to make the improvements. Best management practices will be ensured throughout construction to minimize erosion. Bridge foundation construction will include installation of gabion baskets to preserve the stream. Ground cover will be quickly reestablished. Project plans will be approved by the Corp of Engineers, MoDOT and City staff. Project construction oversight will be monitored by MoDOT LPA staff. Project improvements will ensure that there is a designated trail connection rather than an informal dirt path trail connection.
G28. Community Links at Watershaed Scale: Both areas of the project are in areas under the jurisdiction of the Corp of Engineers at Longview Lake. Both site improvements will take the natural environment into consideration. The stream at the site of the bridge will have gabion baskets installed to ensure stream banks are stabilized and the alignment of the new trail connection will follow the existing terrain and will not require any clearing of trees. The project improvements will not obstruct the natural watershed flow.
G29. Explain local land use or comprehensive plans: The project improvements will be on Corp of Engineers property and project improvements will require minimal disturbance of existing terrain and natural features. Project plans will be submitted to the Corp of Engineers for their review and approval. A lease agreement will be required between the City and the Corp for construction of the trail segment. Any trees cleared will be replaced as is required by the Corp of Engineers.
G30.1 Complies with MARC’s CSP? Yes
G30.2 Exception to the MARC CSP? No The project will use AASHTO and PROWAG design guidelines. The projects improvements enhance non-motorized transportation modes on existing streets where they are currently underserved. Preserving and reusing an existing historic bridge is a green infrastructure technique. Eliminating access barriers of existing amenities directly supports complete streets.
Traveler Type (All Ages & Abilities)
Mobility Aids:       
Transit Riders: Not Accommodated      
Cars: Not Accommodated      
Trucks: Not Accommodated      
Motorcycles: Not Accommodated      
Buses: Not Accommodated      
Green Streets:       

Project Financial Information

TAP Federal amount: 395  (Thousands of $)
TAP Match amount: 98  (Thousands of $)
TAP Year requested: 2022
Source of Local Match: City capital improvement and transportation sales tax funds.
Explain: City capital improvement and transportation sales tax funds.
Scope Change: Since both sites on this project are separate, the project could be phased. The Citys priority would be the Bailey Bridge reuse.
Cost Breakdown:
Highway:   %
Transit:   %
Bike: 50  %
Pedestrian: 50  %
Other:   %

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