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Third Street Improvements

Blue Parkway to Jefferson Street

The City of Lee’s Summit is designing infrastructure improvements for the Third Street corridor from Blue Parkway to Jefferson Street, a project that was approved by voters with the passage of the 2017 sales tax initiative. The project goals are to enhance safety and improve connectivity, to result in an inviting gateway corridor into historic downtown Lee’s Summit.

Project conceptual plans and exhibits will be available for public inspection at a public meeting on April 29, 2021, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m in Council Chambers at City Hall. Oral and written public input will be taken during the meeting. Public comments will also be accepted online from April 30 through June 1, 2021. 

Specific corridor improvements will likely include added pedestrian and cycling features such as a continuous sidewalk, multiuse path, and lighting; improved accessibility accommodations and compliance with current standards; improved or replaced pavement, curb, storm drainage, and water line infrastructure; utility relocations; and access management modifications such as driveway adjustments and consolidations.

These project investments will be impactful, yet beneficial to residents and businesses along the corridor, in adjacent neighborhoods, and community-wide. The City anticipates these improvements will promote economic activity and investment along Third Street and create an inviting gateway into the downtown business district. The project will also support the City’s Livable Streets Policy.

Construction is anticipated to start in the spring of 2023. 

illustration of pryor road improvements