Search Press Releases

Press Release Archive

Press Releases

  |   Views: 3110
  |   Categories: Public Works Press Releases

Lee’s Summit Airport Runway Improvements Project Wins Transportation Project of the Year Award

Lee’s Summit Airport Runway Improvements Project Wins Transportation Project of the Year Award

The Lee’s Summit Airport Runway Improvements project was announced as a Public Works Transportation Project of the Year by the Kansas City Metro Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) at a luncheon on May 23, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Overland Park. The $18 million project won in the transportation category for projects more than $5 million but less than $25 million. The entire project team, including the City of Lee’s Summit Public Works Department, engineering design consultant Crawford Murphy & Tilly, Inc., and contractor Emery Sapp & Sons, was recognized for the award.

The APWA Project of the Year awards recognize excellence in the management and administration of public works projects. Project of the Year awards are given in four divisions: projects less than $5 million; projects of $5 million, but less than $25 million; projects of $25 million to $75 million; and projects more than $75 million. There are also five categories: structures; transportation; environment; historical restoration/preservation; and disaster or emergency construction/repair.

The Lee’s Summit Airport Runway Improvements project included major earthwork and concrete paving to complete an extension of the north/south runway 18-36 to 5,501 feet x 100 feet, and extension of the crosswind runway 11-29 from 3,800 feet to 4,000 feet. The construction featured a 21-day closure of both runways for intersection construction. The runway improvements allow heavier corporate jets to take-off and land at the airport, and are expected to boost economic development and redevelopment in Lee’s Summit by providing another option for transportation and accessibility.

The Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport master plan, first approved in 1996 and then updated in 2000, paved the way for the runway improvements by calling for the north/south runway length of at least 5,500 feet. The earthwork project to accommodate the longer runway began in fall 2015, and was completed in summer 2016; the paving portion of the project began in fall 2016 and was completed in fall 2017. The City received approximately $17 million in federal and state grants for the earthwork and paving.

For more information, contact the City’s Public Works Department at 816.969.1800 or publicworks@cityofls.net.

Print

Latest Press Releases

Scherer Road Closed Between Pryor and Ward Roads
Scherer Road Closed Between Pryor and Ward Roads

Scherer Road Closed Between Pryor and Ward Roads

Scherer Road between Pryor and Ward Roads is closed until further notice due to a roadway collapse. Crews are on site to evaluate and initiate repairs. It is unknown at this time when the roadway will reopen.

 

Temporary Closure of Northbound SW Ward Road between SW Scherer Road and SW Winthrop Drive Due to Signal Damage

Temporary Closure of Northbound SW Ward Road between SW Scherer Road and SW Winthrop Drive Due to Signal Damage

On Friday, Aug. 18, the traffic signal at SW Ward Road and SW Scherer Road was severely damaged. Northbound SW Ward Road has been temporarily closed between SW Scherer Road and SW Winthrop Drive. The northbound closure will remain in place until the site is safely secured and either temporary restoration of the traffic signal or temporary two-way stop control can be established. 

Jefferson Street Open to Two-Way Traffic

Jefferson Street Open to Two-Way Traffic

Jefferson Street from Stuart Road to Persels Road is now open to two-way traffic. Final work such as sidewalk, ADA ramps, restoration and punch list items will continue. Although open, this section of roadway will remain a work zone and motorists and pedestrians are encouraged to continue to use caution. All work on the project is expected to be complete by Sept. 3, 2017, weather permitting.

Todd George Parkway Lane Closure Switch Set for Thursday, July 20
Todd George Parkway Lane Closure Switch Set for Thursday, July 20

Todd George Parkway Lane Closure Switch Set for Thursday, July 20

Northbound Lane to Re-Open; Southbound Lane to Close

A lane closure switch for Todd George Parkway from Colbern Road to Woods Chapel Road is set to begin Thursday, July 20. The northbound lane of Todd George Parkway will re-open, while the southbound lane will temporarily close for approximately six weeks, weather permitting. The detour route is Woods Chapel Road to I-470 south to Colbern Road. The section of Strother Road from the I-470 exit ramp east to Todd George Parkway will also temporarily close for...
Weekend Closure of the Westbound Lane of NW Chipman Road Bridge Begins July 8
Weekend Closure of the Westbound Lane of NW Chipman Road Bridge Begins July 8

Weekend Closure of the Westbound Lane of NW Chipman Road Bridge Begins July 8

The westbound lane of the NW Chipman Road Bridge between NW Commerce Drive and NW Donovan Road is set to close at 5 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, and will remain closed until 5 a.m. on Monday, July 10, weather permitting. The closure is necessary for additional bridge repairs.

First171820