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MoDOT US 50 Bridges over Chipman Road Project

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) plans to replace the U.S. 50 bridges over Chipman Road in Lee's Summit beginning March 21. These bridges have reached the end of their service life and must be replaced. In addition to the new bridges, sidewalks will be provided on both sides of Chipman Road through the interchange providing new critical connections for pedestrians. All work is weather permitting. 

View MoDOT's News Releases about the Project

View MoDOT's U.S. 50 Bridges over Chipman Road Project Page

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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

As of 12/21/23, this section of NW Ward Road is now open.

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
Update: As of 12/21/23, 3rd Street is now open to through traffic. Construction work will be be ongoing over the next several months that will require the contractor to have a single lane drop on westbound 3rd Street (just east of Murray) during working hours, but a minimum of one lane of traffic will be kept open at all times.  No further complete closures are anticipated. A section of SW 3rd Street from SW Pryor Road to SW Ward Road is set to close to...
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