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Legislation #: 090372 Introduction Date: 5/7/2009
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 5/17/2009
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER CIRCO AND COUNCILMEMBER RILEY
Title: Authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with Jackson County and Lee's Summit for the purpose of establishing the parties roles with regards to improvements to be made to Lee's Summit Road.

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5/7/2009 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/7/2009 Immediate Adoption
5/7/2009 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 090372

 

Authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with Jackson County and Lee's Summit for the purpose of establishing the parties roles with regards to improvements to be made to Lee's Summit Road.

 

WHEREAS, Lees Summit Road provides a significant north-south link between Kansas City, Independence, Lees Summit and Unity Village; and

 

WHEREAS, it is the primary access to several major traffic generators including Truman Medical Center-Lakewood and McComas-Lees Summit Airport; and

 

WHEREAS, the existing roadway alignment is inadequate to provide the level of mobility and safety that will be needed for future economic development; and

 

WHEREAS, the existing alignment of the road has numerous vertical and horizontal curves that limit travel speeds and side road visibility; and

 

WHEREAS, the road does not provide sufficient shoulders and clearance to meet the desired safety guidelines; and

 

WHEREAS, the Memorandum of Understanding is created to establish the roles Jackson County and the cities of Kansas City and Lees Summit will play in the design, right of way acquisition and construction of various planned improvement to Lees Summit Road; and

 

WHEREAS, the planned improvements will improve the efficiency and sustainability of the existing roadway while reducing congestion, vehicular idle time and the carbon footprint in the Lee's Summit Road corridor; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY

 

That the Director of Public Works is hereby authorized to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with Jackson County and Lee's Summit for the purpose of establishing the parties roles with regards to the design, right of way acquisition and construction of various planned improvements to Lee's Summit Road.

 

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