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Phase 2 - Woods Chapel Road, Phase 2 (Briarwood/Castle Drives to Walnut Street)
Now that all of the utilities have been moved, reconstruction of the second phase of Woods Chapel Road is officially underway. Early frigid temperatures presented a challenge but the contractor will keep working as the weather permits. Through
the winter, crews will continue installing new water and sewer lines adjacent to the road.
Once the weather breaks in the spring, work will begin in earnest to reach substantial completion in fall 2015. Substantial completion is the point when the road is fully
open to traffic. Final completion is expected in spring 2016 when the last
landscape pieces are planted and final cleanup is performed.
Construction updates include:
The Walnut Street and Woods Chapel Road intersection reopened as a roundabout on December 23, 2014
Removal of Dockside Drive to allow for grading changes.
The Woods Chapel Road corridor is one of the most anticipated projects in the street improvement bond. Phase 1 combined 3 separate phases of the original plan, and integrated a cutting-edge Diverging Diamond Interchange design, one of the first to be constructed in the United States! Phase 1 was completed in the fall of 2013.
The completed improvements include:
The relocation of the South Outer Road
Construction of 36th Street
The reconstruction of Duncan Road, Valley View Road, and Kingsridge Drive
Realignment of the North Outer Road
The creation of a new Park-n-Ride lot
Decorative colored medians
Lane additions north and south of I-70
New rock walls within the I-70 right-of-way
2 new traffic signals at Duncan Road, and also at Briarwood / Castle Drives
The Diverging Diamond Interchange
This project dramatically streamlined rush hour congestion, better
serves our existing businesses, and creates a beautiful western gateway
into Blue Springs.
In 2008, Blue Springs voters overwhelmingly approved two bond issues for street and sewer improvements. Question 2 authorized the issuance of $28 million in general obligation "No Tax Increase" bonds for selected road and intersection improvements, including enhancements along the Woods Chapel Road Corridor in Blue Springs, Missouri.