- 96th & 108th Street Interchanges at U.S. 169
We prepared final design for two full-access diamond interchanges at U.S. Route 169 and 96th Street and U.S. Route 169 and 108th Street. The project goal was to improve safety, access and economic development in the area. The interchanges replaced at-grade signalized intersections at 95th Terrace and 108th Street. The new bridges above U.S. 169 incorporate roundabouts to allow motorists to drive through the area safely and efficiently.
The project entailed 4,900 feet of new four-lane urban parkway along 96th Street and 5,300 feet of new four-lane urban parkway along 108th Street, in accordance with Kansas City’s Master Street Plan. As a result of this project, 96th Street is now designated as the ultimate extension of Tiffany Springs Parkway, and 108th Street is designated as Shoal Creek Parkway. The effort required close coordination with the the city's Parks & Recreation Department, as both streets are identified as city parkways.
- Transportation planning
- Traffic engineering
- Alternatives analysis
- Public involvement
- Highway and urban arterial design
- Bridge design
- Structural engineering
- Geotechnical engineering
- Hydraulic analysis
- Agency coordination
- Construction phasing
Project features included:
- Accelerated design schedule to meet funding obligations (design began March 2011 for October 2011 letting)
- Roundabouts at each of the ramp terminals to accommodate local streets
- Two-span bridges with MSE wall end bents
- Significant aesthetic features on the bridges and street
- Federal, state and regional agency coordination, including MoDOT and Kansas City Public Works, Parks & Recreation, and Water Services.
- Public involvement with stakeholders and regional jurisdictions