Summary of Raytown Road Bridges at Longview Lake


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: Raytown Road Bridges at Longview Lake
G8.2 Project description: This project replaces two collapsing pipe culverts with bridge structures on Raytown Road near Longview Lake. New bridges will include four lane roadway and Longview Lake trail accommodations.
G8.3 Project contact: Jackie White
City Engineer
G1. Project Type: Road & Bridge - Bridge Replacement/Rehabilitation
G2. Funding Stream: STP
G3. TIP Number:
G4. State: Missouri
G5. Project county: 1. Jackson
G6. Project municipality: 1. Grandview 2. Jackson County
G7. Multiple agencies / jurisdictions? Yes
City of Grandview for the Roadway Structures and Jackson County for the corresponding trail accommodations.
G8.4 Purpose and need: The City experienced several signficant rainfall events, amounting to over 17 inches of rain, in a one month period in July and August of 2017. Extreme soil undermining was discovered at two twin 12 foot diameter pipe culverts under Raytown Road and Longview Lake Trail. The north culvert had settled 12 inches at the headwall resulting in a noticeable dip in the eastern most northbound lane of Raytown Road and a complete failure of the Longview Lake Trail at the location of the headwall. Since that time City has hired consultants and contracted for emergency repairs to keep Raytown Road, a four lane divided roadway, and Longview Lake Trail, a MetroGreen Trail, open. Consultants have determined that the existing culverts have a less than two years of service remaining before they must be replaced. It is generally agreed that the best option for replacement are bridge structures.
G9. Origin and ending
  Length (Miles):
Raytown Road
Harry Truman Drive
Highgrove Road
1/4 mile
G10. Functional Classification: Principal Arterial
G11. In Transportation Outlook 2040? No   Decade:   --Select--
G12. Muli-Agency Plan? Yes
City of Grandview and Jackson County. Additionally, the project area is under the jurisdiction of the US Army Corp of Engineers.
G13. Included in a CIP? Yes
City of Grandview CIP
G14. Planning stage: Conceptual 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? No
G19. Transportation Disadvantaged Population: The City of Grandview lies entirely within environmental justice tracts. This roadway provides access to I-470 at Raytown Road. The Longview Lake trail is a MetroGreen Trail that provides safe bicycle and pedestrian access to local cultural resources to an economically disadvantaged community. If safe transportation options do not exist, citizens may not be able to access jobs or cultural amenities.
G20. Relevant Public Engagement: The need for this project has only materialized since July/August of 2017. It is a project to replace existing structures that support long life amenities. The City and Jackson County worked closely together on a solution to reopen the roadway and the trail and to minimize impacts to the public. The City and County also worked closely together on the hiring of a structural consultant to recommend a replacement solution. Beyond informing the public of closures, there has not be an extensive public outreach.
G21. Planned Public Engagement: As the project is designed there will be opportunities to share with the public impacts to traffic during construction. It is anticipated that there will be at least one lane of traffic open on Raytown Road in each direction at all times and period of time when the trail will have to be closed during construction. The City and County will inform the public regarding those details as they arise.
G22. Sustainable Places Criteria: Access to Healthy Foods---Active Transportation/Living---Age in Place---Compact, Walkable Centers--- Complete Street Design---Connected Street Network---Context Appropriate Streets------- ------------Integrated Trail System--- ------------Pedestrian-Oriented Public Realm--- ---------------- ------
G22.1. Describe CSP relationship: Raytown Road is a four lane principal arterial that spans from Highgrove Road on its south end into Kansas City to the north and provides direct access I-470. It carries over 3600 vehicles per day and several hundred cyclist per day and is a main north/south roadway on the west side of Longview Lake. Longview Lake trail is a Metrogreen trail that services up to 85 users per day. Raytown Road and Longview Lake Trail are important links servicing south Kansas City, south and western Lees Summit and Grandview since the late 1980s. These corridors support a complete street system, a connected street network, integrated trail system, and access to healthy foods, and active transportation and living.
G23. Implements Sustainable Places Initiatives? No
G24. Serves Regional Activity Center? Yes
High-Intensity and More_Walkable Centers Raytown Road provides access for Grandview residents to Lees Summit, Kansas City, Longview Lake, and I-470. Raytown Road is also the primary means of access by Grandview residents to the Longview Campus of the Metropolitan Community Colleges. Longview Lake trail is a Metrogreen trail system. Both corridors have a significant impacts to residents dependent upon these corridors to access jobs and amenities.
G25. Environmental justice tracts? Yes
The City of Grandview lies entirely within environmental justice tracts. Large portions of south Kansas City and also environmental justice tracts. If safe transportation options do not exist, citizens of these jurisdictions may not be able to afford to use other less safe means to access amenities, jobs, educational opportunities, and services.
G26. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions? Yes
Minimally by users of the trail and with cyclist that traverse Raytown Road. However, If this project is not built in the near future it will become necessary to either construct a switchover that reduces the two lanes in each direction to one lane each direction or totally close this section of roadway. This would reduce traffic flow resulting in increased emissions or a traffic detour again resulting in increased emissions.
G27. Natural Resource information: The project plans will use best management practices to reduce erosion near the lake and in the drainage channel leading to the lake. Replacing the existing pipe culverts with bridges will take fill out of the channel at the Lake and allow more efficient ebbing and flowing of the lake with the rise and fall of lake levels.
G28. Community Links at Watershaed Scale: The channel leading to Longview Lake and Longview Lake are significantly important Corp of Engineers regulated floodways. The Lake itself was built to manage flooding in the south Kansas City region. By removing the pipe culverts, fill, and headwall from the channel and utilizing bridges to handle roadway and trail traffic, lake levels will better be able to ebb and flow to accommodate rainfall events. It will also reduce impacts to fish and wildlife dependent on these bodies of water.
G29. Explain local land use or comprehensive plans: The project site is on Corp of Engineer property within the Longview Lake Park system. Longview Lake is managed by Jackson County Parks. Both agencies have provided a letter of support for the project.
G30.1 Complies with MARC’s CSP? Yes
G30.2 Exception to the MARC CSP? No Bridge design will comply with AASHTO design guidelines. Trail design and pedestrian accommodations will comply with ProWAG and MUTCD guidelines. Traffic control will comply with MUTCD guidelines.
Traveler Type (All Ages & Abilities)
Mobility Aids:       
Transit Riders: Not Accommodated      
Green Streets:       

Project Financial Information

STP Federal amount: 1440  (Thousands of $)
STP Match amount: 360  (Thousands of $)
STP Year requested: --Select--
Source of Local Match: City funds for roadway bridges and County funds for trail bridge.
Explain: City Funding-Capital improvement sales tax and Transportation sales tax.
Scope Change: Due to the nature of the project and existing roadway and trail, the project cannot be phased.
Cost Breakdown:
Highway:   %
Transit:   %
Bike: 11  %
Pedestrian:   %
Other: 89  %

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