Summary of City Wide Traffic Signal Vehicle Detection (Phase 1)

Kansas City, MO

Contact Information

Organization: Kansas City, MO
Contact person: Sol Moinuddin
Title: Manager of TMC
Phone: 8165139863
Organization address: 5310 Municipal Ave
  Kansas City, MO    64120

General Information

G8.1 Project title: City Wide Traffic Signal Vehicle Detection (Phase 1)
G8.2 Project description: Install vehicle detection at intersections city wide. This work includes, but is not limited to, vehicle detection devices, pedestrian detection devices and pedestrians signal heads (as needed), as well as ADA pedestrian ramps (as needed). Intersections include Main at Cleaver, Main at 51st, Westport at Broadway, Hardesty at Truman, Armour at Warwick, Armour at Gillham, Paseo at 63rd, Broadway at Knickerbocker.

Installing vehicular detection will reduce unnecessary wait times for vehicles at these intersections, and therefore reduce emissions.
G8.3 Project contact: Sol Moinuddin
Manager of TMC
5310 Municipal Ave,
KCMO, 64120
G1. Project Type: Road & Bridge - Traffic Flow
G2. Funding Stream: CMAQ
G3. TIP Number:
G4. State: Missouri
G5. Project county: 1. Jackson
G6. Project municipality: 1. Kansas City, MO
G7. Multiple agencies / jurisdictions? No
G8.4 Purpose and need: Installing vehicle and pedestrian detection will improve traffic flow and safety at the listed intersections. The vehicle detection will allow for unused signal green time to be allocated to the approach with the current vehicle demand. This will reduce motorists wasted time at a red signal indication, and thus reduce emissions. Pedestrian detection for existing crosswalks are required, if new vehicle detection is to be installed. Four (4) of the eight (8) intersections listed have crosswalks, but do not have pedestrian detection. Installing new pedestrian detectors (and ramps), in accordance with APS/ADA practices, will enable vehicle detection to be installed, as well as enhance safety at these 4 intersections.
G9. Origin and ending
  Length (Miles):

City Wide
G10. Functional Classification: Collector
G11. In Transportation Outlook 2040? No   Decade:   --Select--
G12. Muli-Agency Plan? No
G13. Included in a CIP? Yes
The Local match funds have been allocated from the KCMO Capital Improvements Plan.
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? No
G18. Other unique local goals and objectives? Yes
This project will support the local goal to enhance the efficiency of the traffic signal operations. The project will satisfy the Citys goal of installing accessible pedestrian signals to enhance pedestrian safety.
G19. Transportation Disadvantaged Population: By installing Accessible Pedestrian Signals, persons who are blind, low-vision or older adults will have audible and visual WALK and DONT WALK information from the pedestrian detectors and pedestrian signal heads.
G20. Relevant Public Engagement:
G21. Planned Public Engagement:
G22. Sustainable Places Criteria: ---------------- ---------------- ---------------- ---------------- ---------------- ------
G22.1. Describe CSP relationship: Incorporate Accessible Pedestrian Signals into the signalized intersections, improving pedestrian access and safety. Coordinating the traffic signals along the entire corridor encouraging a safe speed limit for vehicles. Update the pedestrian timing for safer and more consistency along the corridor.
G23. Implements Sustainable Places Initiatives? No
G24. Serves Regional Activity Center? Yes
High-Intensity and More_Walkable Centers Project supports more efficient traffic signals and therefore improves traffic flow along the corridor that provides access to, from and within the activity center. In addition, more efficient use of traffic signal green time can lower vehicle emissions, improving the environment and air quality.
G25. Environmental justice tracts? Yes
Project supports more efficient traffic signals and therefore improves traffic flow along the corridor that provides access to and from the environmental justice tracts.
G26. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions? Yes
Vehicle detection will allow the traffic signals to operate more efficiently, and thus reduce motorist delay. This reduced delay will also reduce vehicle emissions.
G27. Natural Resource information:
G28. Community Links at Watershaed Scale:
G29. Explain local land use or comprehensive plans: This project will satisfy the Citys goal of improving traffic progression and safety. This project includes segments of roadway identified as an Established Boulevard in the Citys Major Street Plan which was adopted by ordinance 110249 on October 23, 2011.
G30.1 Complies with MARC’s CSP? Yes
G30.2 Exception to the MARC CSP? No Project reduces fuel consumption due to delay at traffic signals and thereby promotes efficiency of resources.
Traveler Type (All Ages & Abilities)
Mobility Aids:       
Transit Riders:       
Green Streets:       

Project Financial Information

CMAQ Federal amount 520  (Thousands of $)
CMAQ Match amount: 130  (Thousands of $)
CMAQ Year requested: 2021
Source of Local Match: City of Kansas City, MO Public Works.
Explain: Local monies have been allocated from traffic signal funding.
Scope Change: The eight intersections can be split into two phases. The first phase could include Main at Cleaver, Main at 51st, Westport at Broadway, and Hardesty at Truman. The second phase could include Armour at Warwick, Armour at Gillham, Paseo at Meyer, and Broadway at Knickerbocker.
Cost Breakdown:
Highway:   %
Transit: 10  %
Bike: 5  %
Pedestrian: 10  %
Other: 75  %

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