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July 17, 2015

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Ramp Meters Scheduled to Improve Travel on U.S. 69 This Summer

LEE'S SUMMIT - Kansas City Scout, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Transportation, will introduce ramp meters at the U.S. 69 and 135th Street interchange this summer.

During morning rush hours it's challenging to enter northbound U.S. 69 from the 135th Street on-ramps due to heavy congestion. KC Scout -- a traffic management program jointly operated by the Kansas and Missouri Departments of Transportation -- is responding to the issue by adding ramp meters to the northbound on-ramps. They'll be installed this summer and are anticipated to be in operation by early to mid-August.

The ramp meters will work and look similar to traffic signals, and drivers must obey them as they would any other signals. A red light means stop, a green light allows vehicles to proceed onto the highway, controlling the flow of merging traffic.

KC Scout partnered with Kansas and Missouri Departments of Transportation to successfully install ramp meters along the I-435 corridor in 2009. Learn more about ramp metering online at

KC Scout is Kansas City's bi-state traffic management system, designed to lessen traffic jams by improving rush-hour speeds, increasing safety by decreasing the number of rush-hour accidents and improving emergency response to traffic situations by clearing incidents quickly and safely. Scout manages traffic on more than 300 miles of continuous freeways in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area.

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