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City’s Crews Continue to Plow & Treat Residential Streets; Preparing for Potential Freezing Fog Tuesday Morning

City crews plowed and treated residential streets throughout the day on Mon., Dec. 16, and will continue overnight into Tues., Dec. 17. Approximately half of residential streets have been completed as of Monday evening, and crews still anticipate having all streets plowed and treated by 11 a.m. on Tues., Dec. 17. Crews will then work to clean up slush from primary streets throughout the day on Tuesday.

The updated weather forecast is calling for freezing fog during the Tuesday morning commute, and crews working in residential streets at that time may need to be rerouted to treat slick conditions. The City will continue to monitor the forecast and update its response accordingly.

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Section of Southwest Lea Drive Set to Close on Oct. 18

Section of Southwest Lea Drive Set to Close on Oct. 18

Section of Southwest Lea Drive Set to Close on Oct. 18

A section of southwest Lea Drive between southwest Ward Road and southwest Lucinda Court is set to close on Monday, Oct. 18, and will remain closed until approximately late November. The work is necessary as part of the Lea Drive stormwater project. The detour route is southwest Ward Road, to southwest 6th Street, to southwest Lea Drive. For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 969-1800 or publicworks@cityofls.net.

Section of Ward Road Now Open to Two-Way Traffic

Section of Ward Road Now Open to Two-Way Traffic

Southwest Ward Road from southwest Lea Drive to southwest Daney Drive is now open to two-way traffic (one lane each direction). Construction continues at the site, and updates will be provided in the future on completion of work at this location.

Section of Ward Road Set to Close June 23

Section of Ward Road Set to Close June 23

Section of Ward Road Set to Close June 23
***UPDATE: This section of southwest Ward Road is now open to two-way traffic as of Mon., Sept. 13. Construction continues at the site, and updates will be provided in the future on completion of work at this location. ***UPDATE: This section of southwest Ward Road is now expected to remain closed until mid-September, weather permitting. The delay is due to utility conflicts.*** A section of southwest Ward Road from southwest Lea Drive to southwest...
City of Lee’s Summit Announces New Public Works Director

City of Lee’s Summit Announces New Public Works Director

City of Lee’s Summit Announces New Public Works Director
The City of Lee’s Summit is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Park as director of public works effective May 29. Park has shared interim director duties since June 2020. He replaces Dena Mezger who retired in August 2020 after 20 years with the City. Over the past 15 years, Park has served as the city traffic engineer and senior staff engineer. Prior to joining the City of Lee’s Summit, Park spent five years in the private sector as a...
Lee’s Summit Recognized as Bicycle Friendly Community

Lee’s Summit Recognized as Bicycle Friendly Community

Lee’s Summit Recognized as Bicycle Friendly Community
The City of Lee’s Summit is celebrating the renewal of its bronze-level designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. Lee’s Summit was among 37 communities to receive recognition during this award round as a community committed to creating a safer environment for bicyclists of all ages to enjoy. The City will retain its designation through 2025. “The Bicycle Friendly Community designation demonstrates our...
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