Groundbreaking held for I-29 bridge, Tiffany Springs improvements

PCEDC Staff News

City of Kansas City and Platte County elected officials gathered in the Platte County on Friday, July 30th to attend a groundbreaking for the reconstruction project on Old Tiffany Springs Road.

KCMO Councilman Dan Fowler speaks, with KCMO Innovation Engineer Wes Minder, Director of Public Works Sherri McIntyre, EDC of KC’s Cathleen Flournoy, and KCMO Councilwoman Teresa Loar

This project will upgrade Old Tiffany Springs Road from N. Congress Avenue to NW Skyview Avenue. Improvements include:

  • new four-lane roadway with a median
  • curb and gutter
  • new sidewalk and trail

Crews will construct a new bridge over I-29 and the City will work with MODOT to implement minor lane improvements along I-29. The project will last two years and the existing bridge over I-29 will remain open during the majority of the construction. The project is being funded by a $4 million Federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) grant with remaining funding provided by the KCI Corridor TIF.

2nd District Councilmembers Dan Fowler and Teresa Loar and Platte County Commissioners Ron Schieber, Dagmar Wood and John Elliott joined project representatives and partners at the groundbreaking event.

“The Old Tiffany Springs Road Bridge is another big step toward improved connectivity in KCMO Platte County,” said Alicia Stephens, Platte County EDC’s Executive Director. “The Platte County EDC and the KCI TIF Advisory Committee have eagerly anticipated the day of the groundbreaking.  Seeing this project to completion is the work we do as a community to come together to find ways to improve infrastructure.  The economic impact of ease of transportation and access should never be underestimated and this project will stand as a testament to the importance of public investment.”

To view project updates, click here. To view the Fox 4 News piece on the project, click here.