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Phase I Preliminary Grading: Completed

Extension of Runway 11/29 and Airport entrance road:   tentatively expected for completion spring/summer 2014.  Completed Spring 2014


Lee's Summit Municipal Airport

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Runway 18/36 Temporary Closures Set to Begin on Monday, March 14

Runway 18/36 will require temporary closure from 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. beginning on Monday, March 14, weather permitting, and will continue daily, Monday through Friday, until further notice. The closures are necessary for the earthwork construction for the extension of Runway 18/36.

If weather conditions will not permit this work to proceed as planned, the NOTAM will be cancelled and the Airport Field Condition Report will be updated accordingly no later than 7 a.m. on that particular day.

For more information, contact Airport Manager John Ohrazda at 969-1180.

Access to the Lee's Summit Municipal Airport

A section of Douglas Street/Lee’s Summit Road from Colbern Road to just north of the Douglas Street split re-opened to local traffic and Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport customers only. Lee’s Summit Road will remain closed to through traffic north of the Douglas Street split.

Southbound traffic on Lee’s Summit Road will no longer be able to access the Airport, due to the road closure north of the Douglas Street split, except by detouring east on Gregory Boulevard/Woods Chapel Road, south on Interstate 470/Missouri Route 291, and then west on Colbern Road to NE Douglas Street/Lee’s Summit Road. Northbound and southbound traffic on I470/M291 intending to access the Airport should take the Colbern Road exit and head west to NE Douglas Street/Lee’s Summit Road.

Lee’s Summit Road is anticipated to remain closed to through traffic until Spring 2016, and the overall project is still anticipated for completion by the end of 2016. Click here for more information.

City Celebrates the Start of Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport’s Improvements

With the KC Flight Formation Team soaring in the sky high above, the City of Lee’s Summit officially kicked off the airport improvements with an earthwork groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 9, at the airport’s east ramp located at Hagan and Leinweber roads in Lee’s Summit.

More than 40 individuals attended the event described by Lee’s Summit Mayor Randy Rhoads as “both an exciting and historic time for Lee’s Summit.” Among those attendees were Lee’s Summit City Councilmembers, City staff, business owners and representatives and members of the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce, the Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council, the Board of Aeronautic Commissioners, civic organizations and residents.

Many in attendance remarked about how glad they were about today’s groundbreaking event, particularly because of what it could mean for Lee’s Summit. It was a sentiment held by many who spoke at the event.

“Because of the start of the improvements at Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport, this community stands to gain economically as a result of more corporate travelers, more visitors, and more business investment into our community as well as surrounding areas,” Mayor Rhoads said.

Airport Manager John Ohrazda echoed Mayor Rhoads’ response when he said, “This project will allow Lee’s Summit and the eastern metropolitan area to sustain viable economic growth by which to attract businesses that rely on aviation as their means of transportation.”

Additional remarks about the airport improvements were given by Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) Aviation Director Amy Ludwig and City of Lee’s Summit Senior Staff Engineer John Barker. Barker also talked about his long-term history with the airport dating back to 1975.

The project’s prime contractor, Emery Sapp & Sons Inc., has already started clearing work for the north/south runway 18/36 extension. The project also includes water main, sanitary sewer and storm sewer relocations; stream improvements; and the completion of earthwork to support 1,286 feet of improvements to the south section of the runway. The contractor is scheduled to conclude the earthwork in approximately 12 months, weather permitting. In the future, a separate project will focus on an additional 200 feet of improvements to the north section of the runway.

The engineering design firm for the project is Crawford Murphy and Tilly, Inc. Funding for the project comes from the following sources:

■FAA is providing a grant in the amount of $6,807,158, which is 90% of the cost of the construction and inspection for this project. MoDOT is managing the construction funds provided by the FAA.

■City of Lee’s Summit is providing 5% local matching funds of $378,176.

■A State Airport Aid Agreement is providing an additional 5% of the project cost, or $378,175

To learn more about the Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport, visit www.LSairport.net or call 816.969.1800.

General Information

The Lee's Summit Munucipal Airport is located in the heart of one of the fastest growing regions of the country, just southeast of Kansas City in Lee's Summit, Missouri. Lee's Summit is a convenient destination to and from numerous Kansas City area points of interest, such as sports venues, the Plaza, and the Power and Light District.  The Lee's Summit Municipal Airport is located 3.5 miles north of Lee's Summit's charming and vibrant downtown district.   

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Airport History

In 1977, the Lee's Summit Airport was privately owned and operated by Mr. Bill McComas.  At that time, the airport had one 2,400 foot x 60 foot runway, five hangars housing 48 aircraft, and 50 exterior tie-downs.

Today, the Lee's Summit Municipal Airport is owned and operated by the City of Lee's Summit.  The airport currently operates a 4,000 foot x 75 foot runway and a 3,800 foot x 75 foot runway, 23 buildings, and approximately 172 aircraft tie-downs.  The goal of the Lee's Summit Municipal Airport is to provide patrons with fast, friendly service and competitive prices in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Airport and Pilot Data

Airport Identifier: 
N38-57.59; W094-22.30
1004 MSL
Magnetic Variation:
Navigational  Aids:
ANX-114.0 227.14


ASOS: As of
April 18, 2002
122.80 UNICOM

124.175 ASOS
Local Number - 816-347-9807

Pattern Altitude:
800' AGL
1800' MSL
18 - 36 4,016X 75, concrete;
Lights PCL 
11 - 29 3,800 X 75, concrete;
Lights PCL
Pilot  Controlled Lighting (PCL):
CTAF 122.80
(3 clicks in 10 sec, low intensity;
5 clicks in 10 sec, med. intensity;
7 clicks in 10 sec, high intensity); Rotating Beacon

Right traffic for runways 36 and 11.  No left turn out on runways 36 and 11 below 2500' MSL within 3 miles North.