Phase II of the Woods Chapel Road project has reached substantial completion. All of the roads are open and the only work that remains are sidewalk installations, landscaping, fencing, and the sediment removal from the entrance cove at Lake Tapawingo. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in late 2015 and final completion is expected in the fall of 2016 when the remaining landscape pieces are planted.
Thanks to our project partners: Missouri Department of Transportation, Kansas City Southern Railway Company, City of Lake Tapawingo, TransSystems and the Woods Chapel Road corridor businesses and residents.
The Woods Chapel Road corridor is one of the most anticipated projects in the street improvement bond. Phase 1 combined 3 separate phases of the original plan, and integrated a cutting-edge Diverging Diamond Interchange design, one of the first to be constructed in the United States! Phase 1 was completed in the fall of 2013.
The completed improvements include:
The relocation of the South Outer Road
Construction of 36th Street
The reconstruction of Duncan Road, Valley View Road, and Kingsridge Drive
Realignment of the North Outer Road
The creation of a new Park-n-Ride lot
Decorative colored medians
Lane additions north and south of I-70
New rock walls within the I-70 right-of-way
2 new traffic signals at Duncan Road, and also at Briarwood / Castle Drives
The Diverging Diamond Interchange
This project dramatically streamlined rush hour congestion, better
serves our existing businesses, and creates a beautiful western gateway
into Blue Springs.
In 2008, Blue Springs voters overwhelmingly approved two bond issues for street and sewer improvements. Question 2 authorized the issuance of $28 million in general obligation "No Tax Increase" bonds for selected road and intersection improvements, including enhancements along the Woods Chapel Road Corridor in Blue Springs, Missouri.