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Re: Missouri
« Reply #225 on: April 26, 2022, 01:24:57 PM »

https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article260666987.html

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Kansas City leaders say it’s finally time to build a park atop Interstate 670 in the heart of downtown. Local and federal officials gathered Friday to announce official plans for a $160 million deck over downtown’s south loop. Few details about financing were provided, but officials said a $5 million donation from the Loews Kansas City Hotel will kickstart design and planning efforts. That phase is expected to take between 12 and 18 months, according to a news release from the city.

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City manager Brian Platt said he’s not sure how much Kansas City would need to pitch in for the project — in fact, the total cost is not yet known. But he said the city is backed by federal, state and local stakeholder support. Platt said the city has applied for a $25 million RAISE grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Considering it cost St Louis $380M to build their small (<200' over highway) park over the highway at the Arch, that $5M isn't going to go far. Not sure how much of the St Louis cost was for aesthetics (it is a national park). But KC isn't going to get this done for $160M especially if they want more than one between-the-viaducts segment.
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Re: Missouri
« Reply #226 on: April 26, 2022, 01:59:54 PM »

https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article260666987.html

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Kansas City leaders say it’s finally time to build a park atop Interstate 670 in the heart of downtown. Local and federal officials gathered Friday to announce official plans for a $160 million deck over downtown’s south loop. Few details about financing were provided, but officials said a $5 million donation from the Loews Kansas City Hotel will kickstart design and planning efforts. That phase is expected to take between 12 and 18 months, according to a news release from the city.

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City manager Brian Platt said he’s not sure how much Kansas City would need to pitch in for the project — in fact, the total cost is not yet known. But he said the city is backed by federal, state and local stakeholder support. Platt said the city has applied for a $25 million RAISE grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Considering it cost St Louis $380M to build their small (<200' over highway) park over the highway at the Arch, that $5M isn't going to go far. Not sure how much of the St Louis cost was for aesthetics (it is a national park). But KC isn't going to get this done for $160M especially if they want more than one between-the-viaducts segment.

I think the 5 million was to go towards design and planning. I also think that this thing is going to cost a lot more than $160M. I'll believe we are closer to construction if they get this RAISE grant.
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Re: Missouri
« Reply #227 on: April 26, 2022, 03:17:46 PM »

https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article260666987.html

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Kansas City leaders say it’s finally time to build a park atop Interstate 670 in the heart of downtown. Local and federal officials gathered Friday to announce official plans for a $160 million deck over downtown’s south loop. Few details about financing were provided, but officials said a $5 million donation from the Loews Kansas City Hotel will kickstart design and planning efforts. That phase is expected to take between 12 and 18 months, according to a news release from the city.

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City manager Brian Platt said he’s not sure how much Kansas City would need to pitch in for the project — in fact, the total cost is not yet known. But he said the city is backed by federal, state and local stakeholder support. Platt said the city has applied for a $25 million RAISE grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Considering it cost St Louis $380M to build their small (<200' over highway) park over the highway at the Arch, that $5M isn't going to go far. Not sure how much of the St Louis cost was for aesthetics (it is a national park). But KC isn't going to get this done for $160M especially if they want more than one between-the-viaducts segment.

I think the 5 million was to go towards design and planning. I also think that this thing is going to cost a lot more than $160M. I'll believe we are closer to construction if they get this RAISE grant.

Agreed. My main point of contention is the estimated $160M which I found incredibly low. It's almost like some official makes up a figure and everybody runs with it without verifying its accuracy.
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Re: Missouri
« Reply #228 on: May 19, 2022, 11:44:36 AM »

2023-2027 Draft STIP is available online. I've only gotten a chance to look at the projects in the KC area. Biggest project is for I-70 between downtown and I-435. Another project of interest is I-49 widening in Cass county as I mentioned in the other thread.

These projects might get delayed if SB262 (gas tax increase from 2021) gets repealed.
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Re: Missouri
« Reply #229 on: May 24, 2022, 06:28:52 PM »

This is post number 670 for me, which makes me think of downtown KC, because of where I live. In turn, it reminds me of the Buck O'Neil Bridge, for which several supports are already up. What's the latest from MoDOT, as far as the timeline for construction?
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