Search Press Releases

Press Release Archive

Press Releases

  |   Views: 27904
  |   Categories: Public Works Press Releases

City of Lee’s Summit Honored for Engineering Excellence

The City of Lee’s Summit recently received recognition from the American Council of Engineering Companies for engineering excellence for a trio of innovative projects that have transformed the City’s infrastructure. The City received three Honor Awards at the 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards for improvements made to the Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport, the interchange at U.S. 50 and Route 291, and the interchange at U.S. 50 and Blackwell Road.

The City collaborated with Crawford, Murphy & Tilly to help position the Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport as a new gateway to the Kansas City metro. The project included an expansion of the main runway from 4,016 feet to 5,501 feet. The main runway was also widened to 100 feet. These enhancements allow heavier corporate aircraft to take off and land at the airport.

The interchange at U.S. 50 and Route 291 presented a unique challenge, which required a fresh approach. The result was one of the first divergabouts in Missouri. The interchange reconstruction project was a joint effort between the City, GBA and the Missouri Department of Transportation and was funded in part through the Mid-America Regional Council Surface Transportation Program. The divergabout concept includes a diverging diamond interchange at one ramp terminal and a roundabout at the other ramp terminal. The project was designed to increase safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, while reducing congestion and improving connectivity in the area.

Similar to the interchange at U.S. 50 and Route 291, the new interchange at U.S. 50 and Blackwell Road required an innovative strategy. The interchange was designed to expand access for all residents, motorists, cyclists and pedestrians and to encourage surrounding economic activity while also addressing significant safety and operational issues at nearby U.S. 50 intersections. The project incorporated a series of roundabouts and extended the highway outer road system. A partnership between the City of Lee’s Summit, TranSystems and the Missouri Department of Transportation made the interchange project a reality using a creative financing cost share between state funds and a City-initiated TIF.

These projects highlight the City of Lee’s Summit’s commitment to excellence and ability to find unique solutions to complex problems. These infrastructure investments ensure the City is well positioned for continued growth in the future. 

Print

Latest Press Releases

Summit Ice Open for Season!
Summit Ice Open for Season!

Summit Ice Open for Season!

Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation (LSPR) is pleased to announce that Summit Ice officially opened for the 5th winter season on November 18th! Summit Ice offers public skating, pond hockey, and learn-to-skate classes. Once again, there will be warm fire pits and stand-alone heaters. “We are excited to offer this incredible amenity to our community,” Joe Snook, LSPR Administrator, said. “Each year, participation increases, providing an...
Sunday Morning Townhome Fire
Sunday Morning Townhome Fire

Sunday Morning Townhome Fire

On Sunday, November 13, 2022, at 11:43 am, the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 1000 Block of NE Whispering Winds Court. A neighbor reported smoke coming from the townhome. When the fire department arrived, light smoke was visible from a two-story, four-unit townhome building. Several occupants had evacuated the building. Fire crews forced entry into the townhome and found moderate smoke on the first floor. Crews...
Groundbreaking Events for Lee’s Summit Fire Stations No. 4 & 5
Groundbreaking Events for Lee’s Summit Fire Stations No. 4 & 5

Groundbreaking Events for Lee’s Summit Fire Stations No. 4 & 5

The City of Lee’s Summit and the Lee’s Summit Fire Department will host groundbreaking ceremonies on Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. for the new Fire Station No. 4, and Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. for the new Fire Station No. 5. The ceremonies are open to the public and will be held at the new Fire Station No. 4 location, 5031 NE Lakewood Way, and the new Fire Station No. 5 located at 801 SW Lemans Lane. Site work will begin in the next few weeks and construction of the...
Mistletoe Madness One-Stop Shopping Event November 4th & 5th
Mistletoe Madness One-Stop Shopping Event November 4th & 5th

Mistletoe Madness One-Stop Shopping Event November 4th & 5th

Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation is hosting Mistletoe Madness once again, your chance to cross names off your gift list in one stop!  The two-day event will be held Friday, November 4th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, November 5th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Gamber Community Center in Lee’s Summit, MO. Entry to Mistletoe Madness is FREE.  Gamber Community Center is located at 4 SE Independence Avenue just off 2nd Street and 291...
Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15 “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape”
Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15 “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape”

Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15 “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape”

The Lee’s Summit Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)—to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week TM (FPW), October 9-15, 2022. This year’s FPW campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape TM”, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires.   Today’s...
1345Last