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City Crews Plowing and Treating Streets Today, Jan. 1

The City’s crews treated all streets with salt overnight and into today, Jan. 1, and have started plowing and treating primary streets. Trucks have also started making one pass on residential streets while the snow continues to fall. Depending on the total snow accumulation, it can take 24-48 hours after accumulating snow ends for crews to plow and treat all streets. Due to the ice/sleet and cold temperatures, there may still be ice and snow packed to pavements even after plowing and treating is completed.

Residents can help the snow control process by removing cars, trash cans, and basketball goals from streets.

As a reminder, there are three street classifications: primary streets, which are major four-lane or high volume two-lane streets; secondary streets, which are minor thoroughfares; and residential streets, which are local streets including dead-end streets and cul-de-sacs. Major highways, interchanges, and most outer roads are maintained by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT).

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

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U.S. Highway 50/Route 291 Interchange Opens

U.S. Highway 50/Route 291 Interchange Opens

U.S. Highway 50/Route 291 Interchange Opens

$16 million “diverge-about” project touted as key to safety, traffic flow and economic growth

The City of Lee’s Summit and its project partners celebrated the official opening of a new $16 million interchange at U.S. 50 and Route 291 South with a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Friday, May 11. The project reconstructed the 40-year-old Route 291 overpass into a diverging diamond design, added a roundabout at Blue Parkway and Jefferson Street, and realigned Oldham Parkway.

Crews Plowing and Treating Streets, Sunday, April 1, 2018

Crews Plowing and Treating Streets, Sunday, April 1, 2018

City crews are out plowing and treating streets, Sunday, April 1, and will continue overnight into Monday, April 2, as necessary. The City will continue to monitor the weather forecast and update its response accordingly. Streets are slick and residents should use caution while driving, particularly on elevated services such as bridges and overpasses. Any additional updates will be posted at LSsnow.net, and the City of Lee’s Summit’s Facebook and...
Crews Finish Residential Road Treat and Begin Pre-Treatment for Next Predicted Storm Feb. 21, 2018

Crews Finish Residential Road Treat and Begin Pre-Treatment for Next Predicted Storm Feb. 21, 2018

Public Works crews have been continually treating roads since 3 a.m., Tues. morning, Feb. 20 and recently finished the treatment of residential streets as of Wed., Feb. 21 from the first round of wintry ice storms.  Roads may still be icy due to the freezing air and pavement temperatures, which reduce the effectiveness of the salt treatments. Please be careful.  Crews are gearing up for the next round of storms forecast to begin tonight, Wed., Feb. 21 by...
Crews Continue to Treat Roads from Feb. 20, 2018 Ice Storm

Crews Continue to Treat Roads from Feb. 20, 2018 Ice Storm

Now that the freezing rain has ended, crews are treating primary and secondary roads.  Crews will be treating residential roads throughout the night into the morning hours once primary and secondary are complete.  

With temperatures continuing to fall, the effectiveness of salt will be limited and refreezing may occur, so watch out for icy road conditions.  Please give our drivers room.

Open house for 3rd Street Improvements from Murray to Pryor roads

Open house for 3rd Street Improvements from Murray to Pryor roads

An open house style public meeting for the 3rd Street Improvements project from Murray to Pryor roads is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 18, in the Howard Conference room on the second floor of City Hall, 220 SE Green St, Lee’s Summit, Mo. 

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