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Community Invited to Ward Road Ribbon Cutting on Sept. 27

The community is invited to celebrate the completion of the Ward Road Improvements Project at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 27 at 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of Southwest Ward Road and Southwest Fenwick Road. This project is the culmination of decades of work and long-term planning that transformed Ward Road, providing safe access for all residents.

This project widened and reconstructed Ward Road to a three-lane road from Southwest County Line Road to 163rd Street. In addition to widening the road, sidewalks, street lighting, enclosed stormwater systems, and curb and gutter were added. These additions meet the City’s livable streets policy, making it safer for drivers, bicyclists, pedestrians and transit riders.

The improvements to the Ward Road corridor would not have been possible without longstanding support from the community and elected officials. Voters approved a bond issue in 1995, a ½ cent sales tax for capital improvements along with a road excise tax in 1997, and a ½ cent sales tax renewal in 2007, which all helped to revitalize Ward Road from Longview Road to 163rd Street.  

The ribbon cutting ceremony is free to attend and open to the public. For more information about the project, contact Public Works at 969-1800 or publicworks@cityofLS.net.

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City Crews Prepared for Potential Winter Weather This Weekend

City Crews Prepared for Potential Winter Weather This Weekend

The City’s crews are prepared for potential winter weather beginning in the evening on Sat., Jan. 28, and continuing overnight into Sun., Jan. 29. The chances are very low at this time but the City’s crews have prepared trucks and equipment and will be called out if necessary. The City will continue to monitor the weather forecast and update its response as needed.

 

City Crews Completed Treating Streets Today, Jan. 25

City Crews Completed Treating Streets Today, Jan. 25

The City’s crews treated streets with salt overnight, and completed treating all streets by 3:30 p.m. today, Wed., Jan. 25. Pavement temperatures warmed throughout the day which helped the melting process. As pavement temperatures drop below freezing overnight into Thurs., Jan. 26, some streets may have slick spots due to re-freezing. Drivers should continue to use caution, especially on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses.

 

City Crews Preparing for Snow Tonight, Tues., Jan. 24, and Overnight Into Wed., Jan. 25

City Crews Preparing for Snow Tonight, Tues., Jan. 24, and Overnight Into Wed., Jan. 25

The City’s crews are preparing for more winter weather as a wintery mix is expected to move in tonight, Tues., Jan. 24, and then change to snow overnight into Wed., Jan. 25. Crews are scheduled to report at 7 p.m. tonight to begin treating streets with salt and plowing as needed, and are currently scheduled to work through Fri., Jan. 27, if plowing is necessary. Drivers should use caution during the Wednesday morning commute, especially on elevated surfaces...
City Crews Treating Streets This Morning, Sunday, Jan. 22

City Crews Treating Streets This Morning, Sunday, Jan. 22

The City’s crews worked overnight into Sun., Jan. 22, to treat streets with salt, and expect to be complete by 11 a.m. Drivers should continue to use caution, especially on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses, until pavement temperatures rise above freezing later this morning.

City Crews Preparing for Snow This Weekend

City Crews Preparing for Snow This Weekend

The City’s crews are preparing for snow on Sat., Jan. 21, and overnight into Sun., Jan. 22. Crews are scheduled to report at 7 p.m. on Saturday to treat streets as needed and will continue to work overnight into Sunday. Snow accumulations for the Lee’s Summit area may be around one half inch, and the main concerns will be snow overwhelming pavements Saturday night and a re-freeze Sunday morning when temperatures drop below freezing. READ MORE -->

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