Summary of 211th Street - School Road to Missouri Highway J


Contact Information

Organization: Peculiar
Contact person: Carl Brooks
Title: City Engineer
Phone: 8167792228
Organization address: 250 S. Main Street
  Peculiar, MO    64078

General Information

G8.1 Project title: 211th Street - School Road to Missouri Highway J
G8.2 Project description: This phase of 211th Street will upgrade the existing segment between School Road and Highway J. This one-mile segment of existing two-lane road will be widened to a three-lane roadway measuring 40-feet, back to back. This configuration will provide one travel lane in each direction, and accommodate left-turn movements with a center TWLTL.
This project will improve a vital route in Peculiar for east-west freight movements, school buses, and bikes/pedestrians from the east side of town through the new Peculiar Way/I-49 interchange to the west side of the interstate. Turn lane improvements at the Highway J intersection are critical to facilitate heavy vehicle/bus turning movements.
The project will also include sidewalk or shared-use trail improvements to provide for active transportation and facilitate a "safe route" for school age children walking to the nearby Ray-Peculiar School District facilities. All widening improvements will be built within the available 60 ft. wide ROW.
G8.3 Project contact: Carl M. Brooks, P.E.
City Engineer
City of Peculiar
250 S. Main Street
Peculiar, MO 64078
G1. Project Type: Road & Bridge - Roadway Capacity
G2. Funding Stream: STP
G3. TIP Number:
G4. State: Missouri
G5. Project county: 1. Cass
G6. Project municipality: 1. Peculiar
G7. Multiple agencies / jurisdictions? No
G8.4 Purpose and need: This project will provide capacity improvements, improve freight and school bus movements, encourage new residential/multi-family developments, and accommodate non-motorized users along the route. This segment of 211th Street abuts residential subdivisions and rural estates on both sides. There are vacant adjacent parcels that can accommodate additional residential subdivision development, including multi-family uses. This roadway segment is immediately adjacent to the Ray-Pec School District complex. 211th Street is a two-lane asphalt roadway, with turf shoulders and linear drainage ditches, with an existing 60’-wide right-of-way. This segment is located on section line and is tangent for its entire length. Currently, there are no sidewalks or bike paths provided along this existing section, so non-motorized users, including the high school cross county and track teams must utilize the roadway edge for access.
G9. Origin and ending
  Length (Miles):
211th Street
School Road
Missouri Highway J
G10. Functional Classification: Collector
G11. In Transportation Outlook 2040? Yes   Decade:   2020
G12. Muli-Agency Plan? No
Transportation Outlook 2040 = Project ID #601
G13. Included in a CIP? Yes
The City of Peculiar current 5-yr CIP covers 2018-2022 calendar years. This project is specifically programmed under that current CIP listing as ST 22-001. Available annual funding sources that would be applicable toward this future project would be the Capital Improvement Sales Tax Fund (approx. $200,000/year), the Road and Street Sales Tax Fund (approx. $200,000/year), the East Growth Fund (approx. $30,000/year) and Fuel Sales Tax Fund (approx. $145,000/year).
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? Yes
The recently constructed I-49 interchange with Peculiar Way/211th Street will likely be the catalyst for the planned development and growth within the northern half of the City. Improving this segment of existing 211th Street will provide capacity for additional traffic, including freight and school buses, between two MoDOT-administered routes (I-49 and Highway J), while also providing some of the first pedestrian / bicycle facilities in the area.

Ultimately, the westward extension of 211th Street to Highway Y will improve the viability of planned future developments, support economic development growth, and allow the more efficient transport of people, goods, and services from Peculiar to the Kansas City metropolitan area located northwest of the City. The corridor will provide east-west connectivity to Peculiars neighboring communities in both Missouri and Kansas.
G19. Transportation Disadvantaged Population: Within the City of Peculiar, there are residents that would be included in each of these "transportation disadvantaged" categories. The proposed roadway and sidewalk/trail improvements would be expected to be a positive benefit for all users. In addition to a roadway that provides improved safety and capacity for motorized users, the provision of bicycle and pedestrian facilities will be another important design element included to promote a more active lifestyle and provide additional transportation choices for our disadvantaged citizens.
G20. Relevant Public Engagement: In November 2008, the City of Peculiar completed and adopted a new Comprehensive Master Plan. As part of the City’s Master Plan process, a series of meetings were held to gain input from residents and stakeholders. These meetings were extensive, and offered a variety of formats for public involvement. Focus group meetings, “Town Hall” open house style meetings, and a 3-day long design charrette were conducted in 2007. Attendees at these meetings were in favor of improvements to the 211th Street corridor from Highway J to Highway Y, including the recent I-49 interchange construction.

During the conceptual project development process, group and individual one-on-one meetings were held with major stakeholders, community officials, the Ray-Pec School District, and the affected property owners. The project was presented to the City’s Board of Aldermen, and soon thereafter the community-at-large reviewed them at a public open house held in December 2009. Based on public input, some additional corridor alignments were evaluated as alternatives to the preferred route, but were ultimately eliminated due to lack of public support at subsequent public meetings.

Throughout these projects, a variety of public engagement strategies were utilized in addition to just public meetings with handouts and comment cards. A mailing list of directly impacted property owners was assembled and maintained, with periodic notices and meeting invitations distributed in this manner. At the public meetings, a court stenographer was sometimes present, as required for official NEPA documentation.
G21. Planned Public Engagement: Due to the extensive public engagement strategies utilized previously, it is expected that similar methods can again be used to gain input from Peculiar residents. Public open-house format meetings will be the primary method of engaging the citizens. Direct mailings can still be utilized from updated mailing lists. In addition, a project website could be used to ensure that input is also available from any "transportation disadvantaged" populations.
G22. Sustainable Places Criteria: ----Active Transportation/Living----------- Complete Street Design---Connected Street Network---Context Appropriate Streets------- ----Green Infrastructure-------Integrated Trail System--- ----Natural Resources Protection-------Pedestrian-Oriented Public Realm--- ---------------- ------
G22.1. Describe CSP relationship: Most Sustainable Places goals for this project relate to providing sidewalks or shared use trails along the widened segment of 211th Street. A new emphasis on active transportation along the corridor will result by providing connectivity from the adjacent neighborhoods to the nearby Ray-Peculiar School District complex. Via connections to both School Road and Peculiar Drive through the new I-49 interchange, both regional bike routes and MetroGreen bike corridors will be accessed. The design of this roadway will incorporate green infrastructure and context sensitive design when possible, because the intent is to provide the widening improvements within available right-of-way. Several existing drainage structures/pipe crossings will need to be replaced or extended, including a box culvert under Highway J located just south 211th Street. Preservation of natural resources and incorporation of Best Management Practices will be a priority in these areas.
G23. Implements Sustainable Places Initiatives? Yes
The Citys Comprehensive Master Plan indicates that significant commercial and industrial development is planned near the new I-49 interchange, and along Peculiar Way/211th Street. The City desires to create a destination retail center southeast of the new interchange, with large commercial/employment centers located across Peculiar Way. A key part of the City’s anticipated growth and economic development will be a regional industrial center planned northwest of the interchange.

Short term, this project improves capacity and provides additional transportation modal choices for better equity of users. Long-term development of the 211th Street corridor will provide important connectivity between the existing residents and the future commercial/industrial jobs, encouraging a more vibrant economy within the City of Peculiar.
G24. Serves Regional Activity Center? Yes
Less-Intense and Less-Walkable Centers The defined activity center for this project is the Ray-Pec School District complex, specifically the High School located at the northern end of the complex. However, it may be more important that the proposed sidewalks and/or shared use trails that would be included with this project would provide a "safe route" to the school complex for elementary and middle school students. There are several existing residential subdivisions located along this roadway segment, with some large developable parcels remaining that will likely provide additional single-family or multi-family land use in the future. The project will improve the sidewalk/trail connectivity in the area, providing additional transportation options and promoting more active lifestyles.
G25. Environmental justice tracts? No
There are no defined environmental justice tracts located in proximity to this proposed project.
G26. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions? Yes
This project will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve fuel efficiency. With the addition of a third, center (TWLTL) turn lane through vehicles will no longer be delayed by turning vehicles at the intermediate intersections. Geometric and traffic control improvements will also be made at the project termini with both Highway J and School Road so that intersection operations will be improved. Finally, the provision of sidewalks / trails along the 211th Street corridor could encourage some drivers to choose to walk or bike to the nearby Ray-Pec School District complex rather than utilizing their vehicles, also reducing fuel use and emissions.
G27. Natural Resource information: There are several existing drainage structures and pipe crossings that will need to be replaced or extended with this project, including a box culvert under Highway J located just south of the 211th Street intersection. Preservation of the natural resources and possible incorporation of Best Management Practices will be a priority in these areas. The design of this roadway will also incorporate green infrastructure principles and context sensitive design wherever possible because the project intent is to provide the proposed widening improvements within the available right-of-way.
G28. Community Links at Watershaed Scale: Two of the drainage crossings for this project (one across Highway J just south of 211th Street, and one across 211th Street about 1/4-mile west of Highway J) will provide opportunities to maintain the "above average" stream channels and riparian environments in those areas. These drainage channels both feed into the East Branch of the South Grand River, the watershed which contains the entire City of Peculiar.
G29. Explain local land use or comprehensive plans: Again, the City of Peculiar’s adopted Comprehensive Master Plan and Future Land Use Maps (adopted in November 2008) have supported this project for nearly a decade. These plans indicate that significant commercial and industrial development is planned within the immediate vicinity of the recently constructed Peculiar Way / 211th Street interchange with I-49, as well as along the entire 211th Street corridor within the City limits. This project would improve the connectivity from the east to these planned future developments.
G30.1 Complies with MARC’s CSP? Yes
G30.2 Exception to the MARC CSP? No This project will be designed adhering to either MoDOT standards and details as a typical LPA project, or to other accepted municipal standards, such as APWA criteria (especially for Section 5600 drainage considerations). In the vicinity of existing drainage channel crossings and with a desire to keep this widening project within the existing right-of-way, context sensitive and green infrastructure techniques will be used for the environmental designs.
Traveler Type (All Ages & Abilities)
Mobility Aids:       
Transit Riders: Not Accommodated   Exception 1   
No bus service available.
Green Streets:       

Project Financial Information

STP Federal amount: 2400  (Thousands of $)
STP Match amount: 600  (Thousands of $)
STP Year requested: 2022
Source of Local Match: Capital Improvement Sales Tax Funds, Road and Street Sales Tax Funds, East Growth Fund and Fuel Sales Tax Funds would be used from the Citys CIP, in conjunction with project-specific General Obligation bonds that will be issued.
Explain: Through its typical CIP programming, available annual funding sources that would be applicable toward this future project would be the Capital Improvement Sales Tax Fund (approx. $200,000 / year), the Road and Street Sales Tax Fund (approx. $200,000/year), the East Growth Fund (approx. $30,000/year) and Fuel Sales Tax Funds $145,000/year. To finance the remainder of this projects design, construction, and inspection expense, the City will utilize General Obligation bonding to provide the local match funds.
Scope Change: It may be difficult to identify logical termini within the proposed one-mile roadway segment on 211th Street that would allow the project to be broken into convenient sub-phases. Doing so would limit the intended benefits to the roadway, sidewalk, and trail connectivity for this project. However, constructing the western half-mile of this proposed corridor will provide connectivity between the most dense concentration of existing residential estates and subdivisions and the nearby activity center, the Ray-Pec School District complex. Deferral of construction of the eastern half of the project would affect a limited number of estates and a smaller subdivision. The eastern segment of this project is adjacent to more of the vacant, developable properties along the 211th Street corridor.
Cost Breakdown:
Highway: 70  %
Transit: 0  %
Bike: 10  %
Pedestrian: 10  %
Other: 10  %

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Brock Casey said...

I think we need our neighborhood roads resurfaced first. Im all for improvement of the city, but The inner roads are beginning to become rough and need more than just patched.

4/11/2018 9:21:15 AM

Ruth Johnson said...

This project will be a much needed improvement in this area. This is the south entrance into a major piece to our school district. Increasing walk ability is also a much needed asset to this area and the community as a whole.

4/11/2018 11:17:50 AM

KGL said...

I think we need take care of the roads we have now first. Some are just horrible. We also need to give our Police & Fire Dept more money. Get rid of this water bond on our water bill.

4/12/2018 1:29:18 PM

Kyle Gillespie said...

This road carries so much traffic since it leads to our 1,800 student high school, our alternative school and an early childhood development center. Please approve this project for the safety of our kids.

4/12/2018 4:01:51 PM

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