The Missouri Department of Transportation and the City of Liberty will host a public meeting this evening.  The open-house style event  will debut the revised design for the I-35 and 291 Interchange in Liberty.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to Senior Customer Relations Specialist Kerri Lewis:

Kerri Lewis

“We went to a public hearing in April with a design that we shared with the public,”said Lewis,”We allowed community members and stakeholders to offer feedback and comment on that design.  After we received that information, we decided to look back at the design to find something that better serves the community needs.”

The plans include replacing the existing bridge at the intersection, moving the northern ramps closer to I-35 closer to the bridge and widening Route 291 between Glenn Hendren Drive and 96th St.

The meeting will be open from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. this evening at the Liberty North High School Library located at 1000 Northeast 104th Street in Liberty.  Those unable to attend this event are invited to view the plans through an online public meeting at www.modot.org/kc.

Press Release:

The Missouri Department of Transportation and the City of Liberty will share the revised design for the I-35 and Route 291 Interchange in Liberty during an open-house style public meeting on Thursday, June 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Liberty North High School Library, 1000 Northeast 104th Street in Liberty.

Feedback gathered during a public hearing in April prompted the design changes. The revised plans will improve traffic flow, reduce right of way impacts and deliver the project within budget and on schedule. Currently, the plans include replacing the existing bridge at Route 291 and I-35; moving the northern ramps to I-35 closer to the new bridge; widening Route 291 between Glenn Hendren Drive and 96th/Ash Street; adding turn lanes at Ash/96th Street onto Route 291; and constructing a multi-use path to the north of Route 291. This project is scheduled for construction in 2013.

The public is encouraged to drop by anytime during the posted hours to talk to MoDOT engineers and city officials at the meeting to view the revised design. Those unable to attend can view the displays through an online public meeting at www.modot.org/kc.

For further information about this project and others, please visit MoDOT’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/modot.kansascity, or Twitter site at www.twitter.com/modot_kc. You can also contact MoDOT 24 hours-a-day at 888-ASK-MODOT, 275-6636 to find out information or report road concerns.