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Posted on: September 8, 2010

[ARCHIVED] Moreland School Road to Liggett Road Extension Ribbon Cutting

The City of Blue Springs will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, September 10 to celebrate the completion of Moreland School Road to Liggett Road Extension Bond project. The ceremony begins at 3 p.m. and will be held at the corner of SW 19th Street and Moreland School Road.

“Modernizing our infrastructure and making our roadways safe for motorists improves the quality of life for our residents,” Mayor Carson Ross said. “Moreland School Road is a major thoroughfare in Blue Springs that people depend on for getting to work and school.”

“The extension of Moreland School Road to Liggett Road is the first project completed in a series of 2008 voter-approved bond issues,” explained City Administrator Eric Johnson, “We are proud to deliver on our promise to the Blue Springs voters.”

In August 2008, Blue Springs residents passed two bond issues for street and sewer improvements. Question 1 authorized the use of a $35 million revenue bond for sewer facility improvements to meet mandated environmental regulations and to take advantage of low-interest state financing.

Question 2 authorized the issuance of $28 million in general obligation “No Tax Increase” bonds for road and intersection improvements including the widening of Woods Chapel Road, improvements to Duncan Road at Woods Chapel Road/R.D. Mize Road intersection, the extension of Moreland School Road to Liggett Road and improvements to the Colbern Road and Highway 7 intersection.

The two bond issues were passed with significant voter approval, 84% for sewer expansion and 80% for street improvements. The passage of the two bond issues was a significant milestone for Blue Springs, being the most successful passage of a bond in the City’s history and allowing Blue Springs to continue planning and positioning itself for future growth opportunities.

The Moreland School Road to Liggett Road Extension project was budgeted at $1,500,000.

For more information, contact Jeff Sell, Assistant Director of Public Works at (816) 228-0205.

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