Summary of Wornall Sidewalk

Excelsior Springs School District #40

Contact Information

Organization: Excelsior Springs School District #40
Contact person: Courtney Cole
Title: Grant Writer
Phone: 816-630-9200 x1110
Organization address: 300 W. Broadway
  Excelsior Springs, MO    64024

General Information

G8.1 Project title: Wornall Sidewalk
G8.2 Project description: Construct a sidewalk and crosswalk along Wornall Rd, between Kimberly Drive and Foxglove Street for pedestrians and mobility aid users.
G8.3 Project contact: Courtney Cole, 816-630-9200 x1110, 300 W. Broadway, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024,
G1. Project Type: Non-Motorized Transportation - Facilities and SRTS Infrastructure
G2. Funding Stream: STP
G3. TIP Number:
G4. State: Missouri
G5. Project county: 1. Clay
G6. Project municipality: 1. Excelsior Springs
G7. Multiple agencies / jurisdictions? No
G8.4 Purpose and need: With the completion of the community center, there has been an increase in traffic to the Wornall Road area, that is currently lacking in sidewalk and bicycle routes to provide a safe means for students to get to the adjacent schools, particularly the middle school, where our younger students attend. Aid area residents who depend on passenger vehicles to provide safe transportation of their children to school and events, reducing household costs for transportation and reduce emissions from cars and trucks to the neighborhood. The project provides improved safety for bicycle and pedestrian traffic. It is more equitable than vehicle transportation. It is a green means of mobility, reducing gas emissions from vehicles, thus improving public health in the surrounding environment.
G9. Origin and ending
  Length (Miles):
Wornall Road
Kimberly Drive
Foxglove Street
0.42 miles
G10. Functional Classification: Collector
G11. In Transportation Outlook 2040? No   Decade:   --Select--
G12. Muli-Agency Plan? No
G13. Included in a CIP? No
This project is included in the City Capital Improvement Plan and City Comprehensive Plan. Developmental policies in the comprehensive plan include improved pedestrian/bicycle pathways.
G14. Planning stage: Preliminary Plan
G15. Reviewed by state DOT? No
G16. Right-of-Way acquisition: Not started
G17. ROW by local public agency process manual? Yes
G18. Other unique local goals and objectives? No
G19. Transportation Disadvantaged Population: According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey from 2012-16, approximately 40.75% or 4,540 citizens are living at or below 200% of the federal poverty line. Citizens aged 55 and up make over 26% of the overall population. Those citizens that have a disability makeup 14.53% of the Excelsior Springs population, which is higher than the county percentage of 11.57. Of those without a motor vehicle in their household makeup 6.92% of the population. There are approximately 669 veterans living in Excelsior Springs, which accounts to 7.95% of the population.
G20. Relevant Public Engagement: There was a joint meeting between the City of Excelsior Springs and the Excelsior Springs School District on January 29, 2018, where the project was discussed. A Facebook survey was done in a community group to gather public feedback. Comments from that post are included.
G21. Planned Public Engagement: We will continue utilizing Facebook to connect with the community. We will continue to update the local newspaper with developments from the project, as well.
G22. Sustainable Places Criteria: ----Active Transportation/Living----------- Complete Street Design---Connected Street Network----------- ---------------- ------------Pedestrian-Oriented Public Realm--- ---------------- -----Unique Community Characteristics
G22.1. Describe CSP relationship: Active Transportation/Living: increases quality-of-life and reduces environmental impacts of our lifestyle and transportation choices. Complete Street Design: offer a variety of transportation options Connected Street Network: provide more direct routes, allow options for different routes, and make our communities more adaptable to long-range change. Pedestrian-Oriented Public Realm: Minimize pedestrians’ exposure to moving vehicles Unique Community Characteristics: Connect neighborhoods with the services and amenities they need.
G23. Implements Sustainable Places Initiatives? No
The project will connect neighborhoods directly to ES Middle School, ES High School, ES Community Center, Century Park, and Westview Elementary School, allowing safer transit to school and community activities for our youth.
G24. Serves Regional Activity Center? Yes
Less-Intense and Less-Walkable Centers The newly constructed Wornall sidewalk will connect to destinations that are important to its users, including the Excelsior Springs Middle School, Excelsior Springs High School, Excelsior Springs Community Center, Century Park, and Westview Elementary School.
G25. Environmental justice tracts? No
G26. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions? Yes
This project will provide a sidewalk, providing citizens with a transportation method that results in zero greenhouse gas emissions and/or the use of carbon based fuels by walking.
G27. Natural Resource information: Sidewalk will be located adjacent to residential properties and maintained by residential property owners.
G28. Community Links at Watershaed Scale: Located in the Fishing River watershed. No infrastructure in place now to allow for drainage, which is currently collected in open culverts along street. Project will collect drainage and dump in nearby field owned by the School District.
G29. Explain local land use or comprehensive plans: Excelsior Springs Comprehensive Plan supports need to improve pedestrian/bicycle pathway connections to integrate civic investments in Wornall/69 Hwy corridor with nearby commercial and residential areas.
G30.1 Complies with MARC’s CSP? Yes
G30.2 Exception to the MARC CSP? No Existing infrastructure such as driveways, power poles, mailboxes, and hydrants exist that the project will need to construct around. Due to space needed to curb the street, drainage will be enclosed and spilled out onto land owned by the School District. When parcel is developed, green street principles will be incorporated.
Traveler Type (All Ages & Abilities)
Pedestrians of all ages and abilities will be accommodated
Mobility Aids:       
Mobility aides will be accommodated.
Bicyclists:      Exception 2 
Space limitations make it difficult to accommodate.
Transit Riders: Not Accommodated      
Other than school bus.
Cars: Not Accommodated      
Improved safety for pedestrians
Trucks: Not Accommodated      
Improved safety for pedestrians
Motorcycles: Not Accommodated      
Improved safety for pedestrians
Buses: Not Accommodated      
Improved safety for pedestrians
Green Streets: Not Accommodated      
Space limitations make it difficult to accommodate.

Project Financial Information

STP Federal amount: 217.017  (Thousands of $)
STP Match amount: 54.254  (Thousands of $)
STP Year requested: 2021
Source of Local Match: Excelsior Springs School District funds.
Explain: Cost estimate provided by project engineer in 2017.
Scope Change: Project is too small to be phased.
Cost Breakdown:
Highway:   %
Transit:   %
Bike:   %
Pedestrian: 100  %
Other:   %

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