Summary of Smithville Downtown Complete Street Upgrade (1 of 2)


Contact Information

Organization: Smithville
Contact person: Jack Hendrix
Title: Acting City Administrator
Phone: 816-532-3897
Organization address: 107 W. Main St.
  Smithville, MO    64089

General Information

G8.1 Project title: Smithville Downtown Complete Street Upgrade (1 of 2)
G8.2 Project description: A complete street project on Main St. from 169 Hwy to Commercial St. on Main St. and along Bridge St. from the bridge over Little Platte River to Meadow St (major business district). Improvements will include a mill and overlay pavement, replacement of curb and gutter and sidewalks to provide ADA accessibility, shared bike lanes, and increased green space. This project will correct steps and inaccessible slopes at shop/business entrances to be ADA compliant. Multimodal transportation will be incorporated with shared bike lanes (Sharrow). Curb bulb-outs at intersections will increase pedestrian safety and green space in the Downtown while maintaining freight access to local businesses. At the east end of the complete street construction, a multi-use trail will extend approximately 8,700 ft along Main St. (RtE DD). This trail will connect the designated bike lanes on 169 Hwy through downtown to Remembrance, Courtyard, Heritage, Helvey, and Smith’s Fork Parks (Smithville Lake).
G8.3 Project contact: Jack Hendrix - Acting City Administrator/Development Director
G1. Project Type: Road & Bridge - Roadway Operations
G2. Funding Stream: STP
G3. TIP Number: N/A
G4. State: Missouri
G5. Project county: 1. Clay
G6. Project municipality: 1. Smithville
G7. Multiple agencies / jurisdictions? Yes
G8.4 Purpose and need: The purpose of this project is to create a multimodal street in Downtown Smithville which increases the safety and accessibility for local pedestrians and provides connectivity to local parks. Pedestrians have low visibility and a long exposure to vehicular traffic when crossing the wide Downtown streets. Most Downtown businesses and pedestrian street crossings are not ADA compliant. The city lacks bicycle/pedestrian connectivity to its Downtown and local destination, Smithville Lake, which includes miles of additional trails, camping, athletic fields, and fishing. These features will facilitate healthy and active living. There is very little green area in the Downtown street corridors. Currently the downtown sidewalks and curbs are in below average to poor condition. Courtyard park in the heart of downtown is the hub for many community activities including a farmers market, outdoor movie nights, and music festivals. This project will provide greater accessibility to this park.
G9. Origin and ending
  Length (Miles):
Main Street/Route DD
US 169 Hwy
Litton Way (Smiths Fork Park)
G10. Functional Classification: Collector
G11. In Transportation Outlook 2040? No   Decade:   --Select--
G12. Muli-Agency Plan? Yes
MoDOT is currently building a new bridge on DD (Main Street) over the Little Platte River. This bridge will have a multi-use trail to accommodate this project.
G13. Included in a CIP? Yes
Phase one of the Downtown Complete Street Upgrade is currently in final design and is scheduled for construction in 2018 and is park of the 2015-2020 City CIP. This phase will focus on the area surrounding Courtyard Park and the heart of the downtown business district. The second phase will be Main Street from Hwy 169 to Bridge St. The third phase will be the multi-use trail along Main Street from Commercial St to Smithville Lake (Smith Fork Park).
G14. Planning stage: Final Plan
G15. Reviewed by state DOT? No
G16. Right-of-Way acquisition: In process
G17. ROW by local public agency process manual? No
G18. Other unique local goals and objectives? Yes
This project addresses all 10 goals set in TO2040 and also meets goals of connectivity. The City of Smithville has a wide range of local destinations including parks, shops, businesses, City Municipal Offices, entertainment, homes, and Smithville Lake. This project would connect the highly traveled Hwy 169 corridor with the downtown business district and the most visited destination in Smithville, Smith Fork Park.
G19. Transportation Disadvantaged Population: The disadvantaged population will benefit from all aspects of this project when it is complete. Homes without cars will benefit with the addition of a Downtown shared bike lanes and multi-use trails. This trail project will connect many homes to local businesses, jobs, parks, and other City amenities. Many of the Downtown shops have stairs and slopes that are not ADA compliant. This project will remove these deficiencies and create an accessible Downtown to the disabled. This project will also revitalize the entrance to Remembrance Park in Downtown Smithville which is a veterans’ memorial park.
G20. Relevant Public Engagement: Pubic engagement began in 2013 and 2014 with a Citizens committee to develop Capital improvement priorities. This project was identified and highly ranked as part of that process. Public engagement included a kick-off meeting, project tour, and visioning workshop with a steering committee of interested parties including local residents and business owners. Based on feedback, conceptual plans showing multiple options were developed and presented to the steering committee. The top three options were then further refined and modified based on preferences.
These top three options were presented at a public open house advertised through the Citys social media accounts and website where additional feedback was received. Two public meetings at the Board of Aldermen meeting finalized the plan. These two meetings were publicly broadcast on Facebook live and have been archived on the Citys website for public viewing.
G21. Planned Public Engagement: Additional public meetings will be held as Phase 2 and Phase 3 designs are progressed. The City will also continue to inform the public through their social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, and the Citys website. All meetings will be live streamed.
G22. Sustainable Places Criteria: Access to Healthy Foods---Active Transportation/Living-------Compact, Walkable Centers--- Complete Street Design---Connected Street Network---Context Appropriate Streets------- ------------Integrated Trail System--- --------Optimize Parking---Pedestrian-Oriented Public Realm--- --------Retail/Rooftop Relationships---Strong Suburban Downtown--- -----Unique Community Characteristics
G22.1. Describe CSP relationship: This project will meet several Sustainable Places Criteria marked above. The complete street will "right size" the street pavement and place greater emphasis on pedestrian and bicycle facilities. It will provide connection between businesses, neighborhoods, and parks. The on-street parking will be optimized to provide safe and efficient parking Downtown. Street lighting will be upgraded to energy efficient LED fixtures. Access to the Farmers Market will be improved.
G23. Implements Sustainable Places Initiatives? Yes
This project will equally benefit all residents of different economic means and it will create a more accessible Downtown for those with disabilities. The environment will be partially restored when existing impervious area is replaced with green space. The economy will be supported with better access to jobs and a reinvestment into the existing community. This new corridor would promote new development for better jobs and more Activity Centers. The trail and bicycle lane will promote a healthier lifestyle for the residents of Smithville. The Historic Downtown Smithville will be preserved and accentuated in this revitalization. The City of Smithville Government, its residents, and other stakeholders have been and will continue to be part of the decision-making process for this project.
G24. Serves Regional Activity Center? Yes
High-Intensity and More_Walkable Centers The project will directly serve the vibrancy of the activity centers. It will provide local residents access to multiple parks, businesses, government services, and entertainment. These will all be connected with a newly paved road with a bike lane and a multi-use trail. These trails will also promote healthy living for the Smithville residents. Decreased street pavement widths and added green space to the Downtown corridor will enhance the natural environment.
G25. Environmental justice tracts? No
G26. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions? Yes
Yes, this project will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The planned bike lane and multi-use trail provide the opportunity for commuters to walk/bike to work or one of the many activity centers on this route. This will reduce the amount of vehicle users and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The downtown street will also have reduced lane widths and bulb-outs at intersections. This will provide additional green space in Downtown Smithville. All street lights within the corridor will be replaced with energy efficient LED fixtures.
G27. Natural Resource information: The downtown street will reduce lane widths and bump-outs at intersections. This will provide additional green space in Downtown Smithville. Landscaped areas will be restored with native plants requiring minimal irrigation and maintenance. All existing asphalt pavement in the project limits will be recycled. The new asphalt pavement will also utilize recycled asphalt and/or shingles.
G28. Community Links at Watershaed Scale: The increased green space will reduce the total stormwater runoff and will filter out some of the pollutants before it is discharged into the Little Platte River.
G29. Explain local land use or comprehensive plans: The Citys current Comprehensive Plan calls for improved connectivity to City parks. This project will provide connectivity to five City parks.
G30.1 Complies with MARC’s CSP? Yes
G30.2 Exception to the MARC CSP? Yes This project will achieve the 10 transportation system goals for complete streets. Bulb-outs, reduced travel-lane widths, bicycle lanes, and landscape strips are among some of the appropriate environmental solutions this project will implement to create a complete street.
Traveler Type (All Ages & Abilities)
Mobility Aids:       
Transit Riders: Not Accommodated      
No public transit in Smithville
Green Streets:       

Project Financial Information

STP Federal amount: 2135  (Thousands of $)
STP Match amount: 915  (Thousands of $)
STP Year requested: 2021
Source of Local Match: Phase 1 of the project is fully funded out of the Capital Projects reserves as part of the Citys General fund. The City has a measure on the April 3rd election ballot for a 1/2 cent sales tax to fund future capital improvements. If this is passed it is anticipated to generate $470,000 annually.
Explain: The sales tax funds will be dedicated to finance bonds for this and other capital improvements.
Scope Change: See attached Project Map Phase 1 - Downtown Complete Street on Bridge Street from the bridge over Little Platte River to Main Street. Also, on Main Street from Bridge Street to Commercial Avenue. Phase 2 - Downtown Complete Street on Main Street from 169 Hwy to Bridge Street and on Bridge Street from Main Street to Meadow Street. Phase 3 - Multi-use trail from Commercial St to Smithville Lake Property
Cost Breakdown:
Highway: 0  %
Transit: 0  %
Bike: 27  %
Pedestrian: 54  %
Other: 19  %

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