Question 2: Road Improvements - Orchard Street and Pryor Road Improvements in the amount of $4.6M
"Shall the City of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, issue its general obligation bonds in the amount of $4,600.000 for the purpose of constructing road improvements and sidewalks, including rehabilitating existing road improvements, constructing sidewalks, curbs and enclosed storm drainage facilities for Orchard Street and paved shoulders for Pryor Road?"
By implementing road improvements, the City will enhance safety of the roads and neighborhoods. The addition of
shoulders and sidewalks will support multi-modal transportation options.
Paved shoulders provide improved safety for vehicles and individuals walking, jogging or biking by allowing for room to share the road.
Vehicles can safely pull to the side of the road in case of emergency or the need to make a temporary stop.
The shoulders will reduce the overall maintenance costs to the City from the current grass shoulders, which require mowing and repairing ruts.
Connectivity will be built with safer travel to schools, parks, and neighborhoods through the sidewalk and new road infrastructure on Orchard Street.