Summary of Pryor Road - Longview Road to M-150 Hwy

Lees Summit

Contact Information

Organization: Lees Summit
Contact person: Michael Park
Title: City Traffic Engineer
Phone: 816-969-1800
Organization address: 220 SE Green Street
  Lees Summit, MO    64063

General Information

G8.1 Project title: Pryor Road - Longview Road to M-150 Hwy
G8.2 Project description: Roadway improvements that include widening a rural two lane shouldered road to a 4 lane urban section with shared use path, sidewalk, curb, lighting, turn lanes, signals, etc.
G8.3 Project contact: Michael Park, PE, PTOE, ENV-SP
City Traffic Engineer
City of Lees Summit, MO
G1. Project Type: Road & Bridge - Roadway Capacity
G2. Funding Stream: STP
G3. TIP Number:
G4. State: Missouri
G5. Project county: 1. Jackson
G6. Project municipality: 1. Lees Summit
G7. Multiple agencies / jurisdictions? No
G8.4 Purpose and need: Pryor Road is a north-south arterial with significant junctions at M-150 Highway and Interstate 470. The portion of Pryor Road south of I-470 to Longview Road has been improved to a four lane median divided urban thoroughfare with bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The portion of Pryor Road south of Longview Road to M-150 remains a two lane rural roadway in need of safety and capacity improvements to adequately accommodate all road users, increased traffic demand and continuing community growth. Traffic signals have been warranted at multiple intersections within the project limits. The corridor includes planned bike route and greenway trail facilities. The project was previously awarded STP funds for widening, but there were insufficient funds to complete the project and it was delayed beyond the available schedule of obligation so those funds were reallocated to the region.
G9. Origin and ending
  Length (Miles):
Pryor Road
Longview Road
M-150 Highway
G10. Functional Classification: Minor Arterial
G11. In Transportation Outlook 2040? Yes   Decade:   2020
G12. Muli-Agency Plan? No
G13. Included in a CIP? Yes
This project is included in the City Comprehensive Plan as part of the adopted Thoroughfare Master Plan. The funding for this project was approved by a 1/2 sales tax measure in April 2017. The accumulation of project funds will begin in April 2018 and the City Capital Improvement Plan 2019-2023 will be adopted prior to July 2018 with the inclusion of this project.
G14. Planning stage: Conceptual Plan
G15. Reviewed by state DOT? No
G16. Right-of-Way acquisition: In process
G17. ROW by local public agency process manual? Yes
G18. Other unique local goals and objectives? Yes
The project supports the City Strategic Plan transportation goals. It addresses the City Complete Streets Policy and Unimproved Road Policy. In its current condition and limited capacity, continued development in southwest Lees Summit served by Pryor Road is stymied. The project will advance multiple regional and local multi-modal plans and provide needed connectivity to other regional trails such as the Rock Island Trail (and Trail Head) located a few hundred feet from the north limit of the project. This connection extends the trail system and from M-150 Highway into the greater Kansas City area east of I-49. The improvement also provides needed capacity along a corridor between to highway/interstate junctions that distributes traffic and provides alternate routes for other highways to help meet regional transportation performance goals.
G19. Transportation Disadvantaged Population: This project will have a positive impact on transportation disadvantaged populations through improved access to non-motorized transportation options. The project is surrounded by environmental justice tracts and provides direct access elementary education where youth have may have limited means of motorized travel than can be accommodated with paths and sidewalks. The project will also encourage mixed-use land development, access to existing activity centers and trail network.
G20. Relevant Public Engagement: The project was generated based on thoroughfare planning and public initiative. It is a project that has been approaching in phases, both from location and condition perspectives with a long-term vision. It was a plan previously vetted when STP funds were secured before its delay. Its scope of work has been recently discussed in public at City Council Committee meetings, City Council meetings, Planning Commission meetings and at citizen advisory board meetings. It was discussed as a improvement condition for continued development when new development applications are received. It was further discussed in public hearings associated with the Thoroughfare Master Plan update and amendment in the last 2 years. The project was then discussed with the elected officials and citizens in association with a sales tax ballot measure throughout 2016 and 2017. The election measure had conceptual plan discussion with residents and various community organizations (e.g. Chamber, EDC, HOAs, Clubs, Etc.) as part of a large community education campaign for the project tax vote. Lastly, the project has been reviewed in public as an STP project application priority. These discussions garnered overwhelming public support and approval of project funds.

G21. Planned Public Engagement: Ongoing public engagement for project delivery would occur through additional public meetings, individual stakeholder meetings, website, social media, and other electronic media surveys and releases. In particular, public outreach for disadvantaged populations is typically provided through direct/coordinated personal contacts, on-site organized gatherings, town hall style neighborhood meetings and social media outreach (e.g. Citys Facebook and Twitter feeds). Others that would likely engage the project during the design process include the Parks Department, Development Community, HOAs, School District and any applicable organizations associated with the facilities planned along the project, schools along the corridor or land development adjacent to the project.
G22. Sustainable Places Criteria: ----Active Transportation/Living----------- Complete Street Design---Connected Street Network---Context Appropriate Streets---Diverse Housing Types--- ----Green Infrastructure-------Integrated Trail System--- Mixed-Density Neighborhoods---Natural Resources Protection----------- --------Retail/Rooftop Relationships------- ----Tree Preservation-
G22.1. Describe CSP relationship: Supports ongoing development, active living, network connectivity and complete streets. Enhance access to existing mix of housing. Connect residences to school, retail and other employment centers within a mile of the corridor. Tree preservation to the extent practicable would be pursued. Natural resource protection is an important element of the project, especially clean water, with multiple stream crossings and trail crossings of the corridor. Street design would be context appropriate with multi-modal elements. Green infrastructure would be implemented as appropriate. The project connects a critical street network and several critical shared use paths/trails that extend locally and regionally from Pryor Road.
G23. Implements Sustainable Places Initiatives? Yes
The project is bordered and overlapped by the Rock Island Trail Corridor PSP. The Pryor Road project will include trail/path extensions along the right-of-way that regionally connect other existing trails/paths and provide significant access for residents to the Rock Island Trail.
G24. Serves Regional Activity Center? Yes
Less-Intense and Less-Walkable Centers The project is adjacent to and provides direct access for existing less intense activity centers and promotes continued development of nearby planned activity centers.
G25. Environmental justice tracts? Yes
There is an environmental justice tract adjacent to or surrounding the entire project. A variety of housing exists along the corridor with potential for additional development. Housing along the corridor includes a diverse inventory of single family homes, town homes/condos, maintenance provided homes, age restricted living, and apartments. There is also an elementary school located along the project. The project will improve capacity, safety and provide facilities for travel.
G26. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions? Yes
The project will provide non-motorized transportation facilities that do not otherwise exist. The project will reduce traffic congestion and delay not only along the corridor, but beyond the corridor as a more efficient alternative route for regional access. The project does not generate new trips, but better accommodates existing and future traffic and more fuel efficient operating conditions. Energy efficient materials will be implemented such as LED lighting.
G27. Natural Resource information: Protection and preservation of trees, landscape and storm water quality by designed rain water management systems, minimize land disturbance and maintenance of trees (possible tree planting/reforestation). Much of the area surrounding the project is identified as a high restoration priority with few medium priorities for preservation on the MARC restoration and conservation maps.
G28. Community Links at Watershaed Scale: The watersheds, Cedar Creek and Mouse Creek, have tributaries crossing the project that must be protected. Those crossings have been planned with existing facilities that span the proposed widening and should not be disturbed. The streams are also locations for planned trails with connections to and crossings of Pryor Road. The area surrounding the project in these watersheds is a medium/low conservation and high restoration priority on the MARC Natural Resource Inventory.
G29. Explain local land use or comprehensive plans: The Lees Summit Comprehensive Plan and associated Thoroughfare Master Plan (TFMP) include and support the project. The project is recommended in the TFMP as a high priority considering the capacity and condition deficiencies. The multi-modal elements of the project are also supported in the Citys Bicycle Transportation Plan and Greenway Master Plan.
G30.1 Complies with MARC’s CSP? Yes
G30.2 Exception to the MARC CSP? No The city will follow its adopted Complete Streets policy, which is consistent with the MARC Complete Streets policy, and utilize industry best design practices referenced in those policies for the consideration of multi-modal facilities/accommodations in the project. The project will reference MARC regional multi-modal plans (MetroGreen Plan, Pedestrian Policy Plan and Bikeway Plans) and local Bicycle Transportation Plan, local Pedestrian Sidewalk Plans and local Greenway Master Plan. Green infrastructure techniques will reference MARCs Green Infrastructure Playbook. No exception to complete streets policy elements will be required.
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Project Financial Information

STP Federal amount: 11200  (Thousands of $)
STP Match amount: 2800  (Thousands of $)
STP Year requested: 2022
Source of Local Match: CIP Sales Tax
Explain: A 1/2 cent CIP sales tax for this project was approved in April 2017 for 15 year period.
Scope Change: The project may be phased into a portion north of Hook Road (Phase 1) and portion south of Hook Road (Phase 2). With exception of the project length and associated connectivity to improved roadways at either end of the total project, the scope would not change.
Cost Breakdown:
Highway: 75  %
Transit:   %
Bike: 10  %
Pedestrian: 15  %
Other:   %

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