PUBLIC COMMENT WANTED FOR POTENTIAL I-35 RAMP METERING LOCATIONS
OPEN HOUSES, MOBILE MEETINGS & ONLINE TOWN HALL SCHEDULED
In response to congestion issues on I-35, especially those caused when large groups of vehicles attempt to enter
the freeway at once during rush hours, KC Scout, which is jointly operated by the Kansas and Missouri Departments
of Transportation, has begun the
I-35 ramp metering implementation project for the area between the Kansas/Missouri
state line and I-435. KC Scout and KDOT are hosting a series of public open houses, mobile meetings, and an
town hall meeting through October 31, 2015 to gather public input on the potential ramp metering locations.
The meetings are scheduled as follows:
Public Open Houses
Online Town Hall Meeting
Sat., Oct. 3
12 - 2 p.m.
7701 Frontage Road
Overland Park, KS 66204
Mon., Oct. 26
4 - 6 p.m.
Walmart Neighborhood Center
4701 Mission Road
Westwood, KS 66205
Sat., Oct. 31
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Hen House Market
5800 Antioch Road
Merriam, KS 66202
Mon., Oct. 5
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Jr. Community Center
6200 Martway Street
Mission, KS 66202
Thurs., Oct. 15
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Rosedale Middle School Gym
3600 Springfield Street
Kansas City, KS 66103
Day, Sept. 18 – Oct. 31
During the meetings, the public may review
exhibits that show the project area and potential locations for ramp meters along I-35 in Wyandotte and Johnson Counties.
Representatives from KC Scout, KDOT, and the consultant team will be present to answer questions and discuss issues or concerns.
No formal presentations will be given.
KC Scout and KDOT are developing the project with input from local governments. The planning phase began this summer and will
conclude this fall with a list of ramp meter locations. Construction is anticipated to begin during the summer of 2016. The project
is part of a broader vision to address congestion by adding ramp meters and other strategic road improvements along the entire I-35
corridor in the KC Metro Area.
The ramp meters are a cost-effective
improvement strategy. They are anticipated to improve the on-ramp traffic
that merges onto the freeway during busy, rush hour periods. They create gaps in on-ramp traffic that provide for smaller,
more frequent groups of vehicles to enter the freeway during rush hours. The end results of the ramp meter installation project
are as follows: smoother and less stressful freeway entries, minimized sudden weaving and braking, more consistent traffic flows,
improved freeway speeds, decreased travel times, and reduced rear end and sideswipe crashes.
For more information about the project, visit kcscout.net/rampmetering.
You may also contact Mark Sommerhauser, KC Scout Transportation Project Manager, at 816-607-2243 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Learn more about KC Scout at http://www.kcscout.net.
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