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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 Daney Drive is set to close on Wednesday, June 23, and will remain closed for approximately two months. The closure is necessary as part of the Lea Drive Stormwater Improvements project to help alleviate structural flooding.

The southbound detour route is west on southwest Longview Road, south on southwest Pryor Road, and east on southwest Scherer Road. The northbound detour route is west on southwest Scherer Road, north on southwest Pryor Road, and east on southwest Longview Road. Drivers are encouraged to follow the signed detour route due to additional construction on southwest Scherer Road east of southwest Ward Road, and at southwest Scherer Road and 291 Highway.

Southwest Lea Drive is one of 12 locations in Lee’s Summit where stormwater projects will be completed to help alleviate structural flooding. The project includes improvements to Cedar Creek and the culvert that crosses under Ward Road, as well as improvements to a small system from the north side of Lea Drive that connects to Cedar Creek. Funding is provided by the 2017 Capital Improvement Sales Tax.

For more information, contact Public Works at publicworks@cityofLS.net or 969-1800.

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Ice and Snow Expected in Winter Storm Dec. 31 – Jan. 1

Ice and Snow Expected in Winter Storm Dec. 31 – Jan. 1

The City’s crews will report at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, to begin pre-treating roadways with salt ahead of the winter storm forecast for the Kansas City metro area. Freezing rain and sleet are expected late Thursday, Dec. 31, and overnight into Friday, Jan. 1,  before the precipitation changes over to snow. Crews are expected to continue treating roadways with salt overnight; however, heavy periods of freezing rain may wash away salt treatments and...
Refreeze Possible During Morning Commute on Wed., Dec. 30

Refreeze Possible During Morning Commute on Wed., Dec. 30

With temperatures rising, any remaining slush on roadways is expected to continue melting today, Tuesday, Dec. 29. Above freezing temperatures and rain are expected overnight. Temperatures may drop below freezing early Wednesday, Dec. 30, and wet pavements may refreeze. Residents should use caution during the morning commute, especially on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses. Crews will treat roadways as needed. The City will continue to monitor the...
City’s Crews Prepared for Winter Weather Early Tuesday, Dec. 29, through Friday, Jan. 1

City’s Crews Prepared for Winter Weather Early Tuesday, Dec. 29, through Friday, Jan. 1

The City has a crew scheduled to report at 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 29, to monitor and treat roadways as needed for the morning commute. Freezing rain and ice is possible in the early morning hours, and roadways may become slick. Residents should use caution while driving, especially on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses. Crews will treat roadways as necessary throughout the day. With temperatures fluctuating above and below freezing, crews also will be...
Portion of Southeast Green Street to Close Dec. 21

Portion of Southeast Green Street to Close Dec. 21

Portion of Southeast Green Street to Close Dec. 21
***UPDATE*** This closure will be extended until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24, to allow sufficient time for a concrete patch to cure before being opened to traffic. Southeast Green Street will be closed to through traffic between Southeast Fifth Street and Southeast Fourth Street from 8 a.m. on Dec. 21 until 5 p.m. on Dec. 23. The closure is necessary for stormwater pipe installation. The detour route is Southeast Fifth Street, to Southeast Douglas Street,...
City Crews Treating Elevated Surfaces with Brine Today, Tuesday, Dec. 8

City Crews Treating Elevated Surfaces with Brine Today, Tuesday, Dec. 8

The City’s crews are treating elevated surfaces with brine this morning Tuesday, Dec. 8. The fog plus low temperatures may create slick conditions on elevated surfaces such as bridges.

Brine is a saltwater solution which helps to prevent ice and other precipitation from bonding to pavement. Roadways and other surfaces treated with brine often have a striped appearance.

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