Summary of Route 58 and Powell Road - Multimodal Traffic Relief


Contact Information

Organization: Belton
Contact person: Michael Christopher
Title: Acting City Engineer
Phone: 816-331-4331
Organization address: 520 Main Street
  Belton, MO    64012

General Information

G8.1 Project title: Route 58 and Powell Road - Multimodal Traffic Relief
G8.2 Project description: The project includes modifications to Route 58, Powell Parkway, Peculiar Drive, and Larkspur Road. The project will improve traffic flow for all users in this developing part of town and includes the addition of sidewalks, bike lanes, and a shared use path. The project consists of two phases that can be constructed separately. Phase 1 includes improvements to Route 58 and modifications to the Peculiar Drive, Route 58 intersection. Phase 2 includes the extension of Larkspur Road down to Route 58 and Powell Parkway.
G8.3 Project contact: Michael Christopher, Acting City Engineer, 520 Main Street, Belton, MO 64012, (816) 331-4331,
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. Belton 2. MoDOT
G7. Multiple agencies / jurisdictions? Yes
Belton-Cass Regional Transportation Development District (TDD) will be participating in the local match of the project. The TDD is already established and has funded significant transportation projects in Belton in this area.
G8.4 Purpose and need: The intersection of Peculiar Drive and Route 58 is currently congested due to the proximity to the Interstate 49 ramps. The City of Belton also envisions continued development along Larkspur Road and additional traffic along Peculiar Drive and Route 58. The rerouting of the Peculiar Drive traffic and extension of Larkspur Road will promote development and alleviate traffic congestion along Route 58. The City of Belton has already proposed the closing of the current Peculiar Drive connection to allow for its realignment into Powell Parkway with MoDOT due to the ongoing actions being taken to improve traffic flow along Route 58.
G9. Origin and ending
  Length (Miles):
Route 58
Interstate 49
Powell Road
G10. Functional Classification: Minor Arterial
G11. In Transportation Outlook 2040? No   Decade:   --Select--
G12. Muli-Agency Plan? Yes
City of Belton, Missouri, Transportation Development District
G13. Included in a CIP? No
The project is in the process of being added to the CIP.
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
This project promotes Objectives G3.1(Partner with private developers), G4(High quality projects at reasonable costs), C1.1(Leverage interchanges commercial opportunities), and T2(Transportation planning) of the City of Belton Comprehensive Plan.
G19. Transportation Disadvantaged Population: According to the 2014 American Community Survey data, the total population of Belton was 23,197; of which, 13.0% were low-income, 12.5% were persons with disabilities, and 11.2% were persons 65 year old or over. The roadway
improvements leading up to, and at the intersections will add accessibility and livability characteristics to the area. The sidewalk and road crossing improvements will allow for greater mobility of transportation for disadvantaged populations should they be on foot, on bicycle or traveling by vehicle, either public transit or personal automobile.
G20. Relevant Public Engagement: This project has been discussed at Planning Commission meetings as a part of redevelopment plans and Public Works Commission Meetings due to public complaints regarding the traffic congestion on Route 58. The project is going through the typical Council review and advertisements for public comments as it is being added to the CIP. The project could not be added to the CIP until the TDD participation was confirmed.
G21. Planned Public Engagement: Future project development encourages the citys project manager and design team to engage members of the public to help develop and approve the
engineering design that will address right-of-way and public easement
components. All public engagement events will be accessible to person with
disabilities and those who require special accommodations.
G22. Sustainable Places Criteria: Access to Healthy Foods---Active Transportation/Living-------Compact, Walkable Centers--- Complete Street Design---Connected Street Network---Context Appropriate Streets------- ----Green Infrastructure-------Integrated Trail System--- ----Natural Resources Protection---Optimize Parking---Pedestrian-Oriented Public Realm--- ----Repair Strip Corridors-------Strong Suburban Downtown--- Transit-Ready Corridors-----
G22.1. Describe CSP relationship: The addition of bicycle and pedestrian capacities, along with motor vehicle capacity, creates a multi-modal roadway. It also adds futher connectivity throughout the city, and allows people the opportunity to access more goods and services by bicycle or foot.
G23. Implements Sustainable Places Initiatives? Yes
By adding bike lanes/shared-use path capacity, this project will provide a more direct connection for motor vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians, as well as help balance the mode share. The improvements will reduce barriers to edible landscapes and streetscapes by making goods and services more accessible by bicycle, foot, transit or vehicle, as well as encouraging healthier lifestyles through corridor design.
G24. Serves Regional Activity Center? Yes
High-Intensity and More_Walkable Centers This project increases bicycle/pedestrian capacity, through the addition of shared use paths, to the street network in the area and increases connectivity.
G25. Environmental justice tracts? No
G26. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions? Yes
Yes, the addition of share road capacity and sidewalks encourages cycling and walking, and therefore reduces the use of carbon based fuels. Furthermore, intersection improvements have been proven to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the idling vehicles and increasing through put of vehicles during peak hour traffic. In one MOVES model used by Massachusetts DOT Summer CO2, Summer Nox, and Summer VOC numbers were estimated to be reduced by 381,730.3 kg/year, 136.3 kg/year, and 51.2 kg/year, respectively.
G27. Natural Resource information: The City of Belton Comprehensive Plan provides emphasis on the importance of
conserving existing park and open space, as well as designating space, where
environmental constraints deter development, as future natural reserves. The goal for Belton is to continue to be a city of parks that offer more than substantial space to engage with nature. Belton will continue to consider the importance of conserving natural habitat and restoration measure with any development project.
G28. Community Links at Watershaed Scale: Throughout the project, the City will first evaluate how to best proceed with improvements without disturbing natural habitat, and, when necessary, will seek restoration methods to preserve natural area. The City will install native landscaping and trees where appropriate. All areas will incorporate best management practices for erosion control during construction and all disturbed areas will be improved as soon as feasible.
G29. Explain local land use or comprehensive plans: The application and subsequent funding to improve Peculiar Drive, 58 Highway, and connecting Powell Parkway to Larkspur Circle is critical to economic development in the City of Belton. Developers and citizens avoid the 58 Highway and I-49 interchange and surrounding retail and restaurants due to the congestion. It has been noted that this congestion may be a contributing factor as to why Cedar Tree (a newly renovated shopping center) and the North Cass Shopping Center continue to see vacant storefronts. This project will relieve the congestion on 58 highway, making it a more desirable area to travel. The improvements for phase 1 and phase 2 will be very important to economic development for talent attraction for our workforce as well as attraction for new residents due to the new or improved pedestrian facilities.
G30.1 Complies with MARC’s CSP? Yes
G30.2 Exception to the MARC CSP? No
Traveler Type (All Ages & Abilities)
Mobility Aids:       
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Project Financial Information

STP Federal amount: 3585  (Thousands of $)
STP Match amount: 896  (Thousands of $)
STP Year requested: 2021
Source of Local Match: City of Belton General Funds Belton-Cass Regional Transportation Development District
Scope Change: The project is split into two phases, with Phase 2 that could be developed in the future as a separate project. Based on the scoring criteria, this reduction in scope should not impact the overall project score.
Cost Breakdown:
Highway: 90  %
Transit: 0  %
Bike: 5  %
Pedestrian: 5  %
Other: 0  %

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