Summary of Route 350 Corridor mobility Improvements


Contact Information

Organization: MoDOT
Contact person: Mike Landvik
Title: Transportation Planning Coordinator
Phone: (816)607-2256
Organization address: 600 NE Colbern Rd
  Lees Summit, MO    64086

General Information

G8.1 Project title: Route 350 Corridor mobility Improvements
G8.2 Project description: Make geometric improvements at various locations along Mo 350 in Raytown to reduce congestion and improve safety. This will involve the addition of left and right turn lanes, flashing yellows, reflective back plates, pedestrian crossings and other improvements. this project includes the intersections at Gregory Blvd, Raytown Rd, Westridge Rd, Hunter St, East Lewis, Maple Ave and Laurel Ave. Pedestrian crossings of 350 will also be added at Westridge, Maple and Laurel.
G8.3 Project contact: Mike Landvik,(816) 607-2256,
G1. Project Type: Road & Bridge - Roadway Operations
G2. Funding Stream: STP
G3. TIP Number:
G4. State: Missouri
G5. Project county: 1. Jackson
G6. Project municipality: 1. MoDOT 2. Raytown
G7. Multiple agencies / jurisdictions? No
G8.4 Purpose and need: The purpose of this project is to reduce congestion and improve safety on this congested corridor. Route - 350 is MoDOTs 2nd most congested signalized corridor in the Kansas City District and this section of 350 has high crash rates due to the long queues for turning movements and skewed intersections. This project will both reduce travel times for commuters and reduce rear-end crashes for local traffic. This project will also include pedestrian crossings of 350 and minimize it as a barrier to pedestrians in this location.
G9. Origin and ending
  Length (Miles):
Mo 350
Blue Ridge Blvd
Westridge/83rd St
G10. Functional Classification: Freeway/Expressway
G11. In Transportation Outlook 2040? Yes   Decade:   2020
G12. Muli-Agency Plan? Yes
This project will implement recommendations from the 2007 350-Highway/Blue Parkway Corridor Plan implemented by MoDOT, Raytown, KCMO and MARC.
G13. Included in a CIP? Yes
Yes, this project is included in the MoDOT Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) as a scoping project. It has been identified as a system need but there is no funding currently available for this type of improvement.
G14. Planning stage: Conceptual Plan
G15. Reviewed by state DOT? Yes
G16. Right-of-Way acquisition: In process
G17. ROW by local public agency process manual? Yes
G18. Other unique local goals and objectives? Yes
Route - 350 is a duel-purpose corridor in the fact that it is used heavily by both commuters between the south metro to downtown/midtown/plaza and local traffic accessing their homes, jobs and commercial areas. This project will address the need to both move commuters through this corridor efficiently and to provide safe access to local motorists and pedestrians.
G19. Transportation Disadvantaged Population: There are numerous low income, and disadvantaged populations living in this section of the Route-350 corridor. There are many senior living facilities and low income housing units. These improvements will create safer and more efficient access for these residents as well as pedestrian and ADA upgrades across Route-350 senior and zero-car households.
G20. Relevant Public Engagement: This project is included in MoDOTs current Statewide Transportation Improvement Program(STIP) as a scoping project. MoDOT goes through a public comment period each year during the development of the STIP and bases its project selection in part through discussions with the public and its planning partners.
G21. Planned Public Engagement: MoDOT has been in contact with the city of Raytown regarding the need for this project. We will also contact the affected property owners during the preliminary, right-of-way and construction phases keeping them informed on the project. We will also keep the general public informed during construction using our website and social media about any delays or detours.
G22. Sustainable Places Criteria: Access to Healthy Foods---Active Transportation/Living-------Compact, Walkable Centers--- Complete Street Design---Connected Street Network---Context Appropriate Streets---Diverse Housing Types--- ----Green Infrastructure-------Integrated Trail System--- Mixed-Density Neighborhoods-------Optimize Parking---Pedestrian-Oriented Public Realm--- ----Repair Strip Corridors----------- Transit-Ready Corridors----Unique Community Characteristics
G22.1. Describe CSP relationship: Reducing congestion for thru traffic is compatible with Route 350s status as an expressway. Improved pedestrian crossings and other geometric improvements to the cross streets help reduce the impact of Route 350 in the community and help reduce barriers to crossing the expressway.
G23. Implements Sustainable Places Initiatives? No
G24. Serves Regional Activity Center? Yes
High-Intensity and More_Walkable Centers This whole section of the Route-350 corridor is defined as a high-intensity activity center with various retail and restaurants located in this area including major big-box stores, schools and churches. New pedestrian crossings will improve pedestrian access between activity centers and the Geometric improvements will reduce congestion and increase safety for vehicles accessing these activity centers.
G25. Environmental justice tracts? Yes
This section of Route-350 is located completely within an environmental justice tract and these improvements will increase access for motorists and pedestrians between commercial and residential areas. The Ped improvements will help reduce Route-350 as a barrier for these EJ populations.
G26. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions? Yes
The addition of turn lanes and improved geometrics will reduce congestion and idling at several intersections. This will greatly reduce the delay times and reduce emissions.
G27. Natural Resource information: Open ditches decrease peak stormwater flow and improve water quality, which we will maintain as a part of this project. This will help absorb rainwater and decrease run-off into the local watershed.
G28. Community Links at Watershaed Scale: None
G29. Explain local land use or comprehensive plans: This project is included in both MoDOTs Statewide Transportation Improvement Program and the 350 Highway/Blue Parkway Corridor Plan.
G30.1 Complies with MARC’s CSP? Yes
G30.2 Exception to the MARC CSP? No MoDOTs EPG.
Traveler Type (All Ages & Abilities)
Mobility Aids:       
Transit Riders:       
Green Streets:       

Project Financial Information

STP Federal amount: 1,268  (Thousands of $)
STP Match amount: 317  (Thousands of $)
STP Year requested: 2021
Source of Local Match: MoDOT state road funds.
Scope Change: We can phase the improvements by intersection if need be
Cost Breakdown:
Highway: 95  %
Transit:   %
Bike:   %
Pedestrian:   %
Other: 5  %

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Arnold Nguyen said...

I like how MoDOT is bringing attention that Missouri Route 350 needs to be improved. Adding ADA crossings, better traffic signals, and better signage would definitely help this corridor. However, I do not believe that the current plan is enough to reduce crashes. There are far too many driveways and at-grade intersections in this corridor. I suggest three different options: 1.) eliminate unnecessary driveways and cutoff connections from minor roads and improve intersections for major roads; 2.) make Missouri Route 350 a limited-access expressway similar to Shawnee Mission Parkway or similar to Missouri Route 45 (so only access from major roads but no access from minor roads or driveways); 3.) make Missouri Route 350 a complete freeway with side-roads.

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