Public invited to comment on amendments to region's transportation plans

Jun 18, 2024
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Connected KC 2050 Amendment

In June of 2020, the MARC Board of Directors approved Connected KC 2050 (CKC2050), the Kansas City region's long-range, Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). Amendments are made to Connected KC 2050 as new projects, funding, or programs arise. 

MARC’s Public Participation Plan requires that proposed amendments to the MTP be released for public review and comment. MARC has received a request from MoDOT to amend Connected KC 2050. 

Details of proposed Amendment #8:

  • Amend project #1466 – Amend limits of I-70 Capacity Project from Mo Rt 7 east to limits of MARC MPO boundary at Jackson/Lafayette County line, amend project cost to $150 million and categorize the project as a high priority financially constrained project

Transportation Improvement Program Amendment

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is the region’s short-range program that identifies projects to receive federal funds and projects that are of regional significance to be implemented over the next three to five years. MARC amends the TIP on both a quarterly cycle and as needed to accommodate changes to projects in the TIP.

The proposed 2024 3rd quarter amendment to the 2024-2028 Transportation Improvement Program includes 97 projects:

  • 56 new projects to be added, including but not limited to:
    • #280184 – KDOT – Discovery Phase for K-5 Bridge over UPRR and Levee Road
    • #380241 – KDOT – Engineering for Interchange Improvements at I-35/US-56
    • #590351 – MoDOT – MO-269 Bridge Rehabilitation over the Missouri River
    • #690687 – MoDOT – I-70 Capacity and Safety Improvements from Blue Springs to Odessa
    • #990390 – MoDOT – RT T: Bridge replacement over Panther Creek at Triple Springs Road in Ray County
  • 41 modified projects
    • Scope
    • Schedule
    • Budget
  • This amendment also includes an updated listing of MoDOT Scoping (evaluation stage) Projects

Unified Planning Work Program Amendment

The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP):

  • Describes the transportation planning activities MARC and other agencies will undertake during the year.
  • Documents the proposed expenditures of federal, state and local funds in support of applications for various planning grants.
  • Provides a management tool for MARC and the funding agencies in scheduling major transportation planning activities, milestones and products.  

The proposed 2024 UPWP Amendment #4 will make the following modifications:

  • Add a new project (5.18) funded through the Safe Streets for All program.
    • Destination Safe Comprehensive Safety Action Plan – Lead Agency: MARC
  • Revise Appendix D as necessary to account for the inclusion of this project

The deadline for comments is Friday, July 5, 2024.