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City’s Crews Preparing for Winter Storm Jan. 10-11

City crews are preparing for a winter storm Fri., Jan. 10, and overnight into Sat., Jan. 11. Rain is expected to change over to freezing rain and/or sleet Friday evening, continuing overnight into Saturday and then changing over to snow. Several inches of snow over ice/sleet is expected by the end of the day Saturday. The rain will prevent pre-treatment of streets, and slick conditions are expected.

City crews will begin treating streets Friday evening and will continue working throughout the weekend until all streets are plowed and treated. Depending on the total snow amounts, it will take crews from 32.5 to 40 hours after accumulating snow ends to plow and treat the more than 1,000 lane miles in the city. Cold temperatures on Saturday will limit the effectiveness of salt treatments, and snow and ice may remain packed to streets even after being plowed and treated. Residents can help the snow and ice control process by removing vehicles from streets.

The City will continue to monitor the weather forecast, and will update its response accordingly.

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City Crews Completed Snow Operations Today, Sun., Nov. 26

City Crews Completed Snow Operations Today, Sun., Nov. 26

The City’s crews completed snow operations mid-morning today, Sunday, Nov. 26. Crews worked overnight into mid-morning treating primary and secondary streets with salt. Melting due to warming pavement temperatures and sun will continue throughout the day. Drivers should watch for areas of refreezing overnight and especially during the Monday morning commute.

City Crews Treating Streets Tonight, Nov. 25

City Crews Treating Streets Tonight, Nov. 25

The City has a small crew working tonight treating primary and secondary streets. Temperatures will hover around freezing which may cause slick conditions. Drivers should use caution, especially on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses. The City will continue to monitor the weather forecast and will update its response as needed.

Section of NW Ward Road Closed

Section of NW Ward Road Closed

Section of NW Ward Road Closed

The southbound section of NW Ward Road between NW Donovan Road and NW Chipman Road is closed until approximately Dec. 1, weather permitting. The southbound detour is NW Donovan Road. The closure is for the addition of turn lanes and other improvements. This is development-related construction work by a private contractor.

Public Meeting for Ward Road Improvements from Blue Parkway to O’Brien Road Set for Dec. 14

Public Meeting for Ward Road Improvements from Blue Parkway to O’Brien Road Set for Dec. 14

Online Public Meeting Also Offered Dec. 14 Through Jan. 14

The City of Lee’s Summit will host an in-person public meeting to discuss the design for the Ward Road Improvements project from Blue Parkway to O’Brien Road from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, in the Strother Conference Room at Lee’s Summit City Hall, 220 SE Green Street Lee’s Summit, Mo. The meeting will be an open house-style format and there will not be a formal presentation; the public can come and go as schedules...
Section of SW 3rd Street Set to Close Mon., Nov. 27

Section of SW 3rd Street Set to Close Mon., Nov. 27

Section of SW 3rd Street Set to Close Mon., Nov. 27

A section of SW 3rd Street from SW Pryor Road to SW Ward Road is set to close to through traffic on Mon., Nov. 27, and will remain closed for approximately thirty days, weather permitting. A hard closure of SW 3rd Street will be located just east of SW Murray Road. The closure is necessary for sanitary sewer work under SW 3rd Street as part of the McClendon Ditch improvements project.

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