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Posted on: April 17, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Residents invited to Final Public Open House for the U.S. Highway 40 Corridor Study

Blue Springs, Mo. – Residents are invited to the final public open house for the U.S. Highway 40 Corridor Study on Wednesday, May 1 from 6-8 p.m. at the Blue Springs Family YMCA, 1300 Adams Dairy Parkway. Attendees will be able to review the final concept plans, future implementations steps and attend a brief presentation at 7 p.m. featuring an interactive polling session.

Residents that are unable to attend the meeting can join a virtual discussion regarding the U.S. Highway 40 Corridor Study anytime by visiting, registering and clicking on the 40 Highway Corridor tab.

The City of Blue Springs is working with the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and area cities to create a vision for redeveloping parts of U.S. Highway 40 in Kansas City, Mo., Independence, Lee’s Summit, Lake Tapawingo and Blue Springs. This effort encompasses 31st Street in Kansas City, Mo. from Bruce R. Watkins Parkway east to I-70, and 40 Highway from I-70 east to Adams Dairy Parkway in Blue Springs.

The current planning effort will create an overall vision and strategies for the overall corridor, addressing streetscape, redevelopment, transportation, and a range of related planning issues, that will guide the various cities over the next few decades. The project is also concentrating on four focus areas along the corridor - at 31st and Prospect, 40 Highway and Blue Ridge Cut-off, U.S. Highway 40 and Noland Road, and 40 Highway and Adams Dairy Parkway. At these locations the consultant team, working with the City and MARC, will be creating more detailed conceptual plans for transportation, land use, and potential redevelopment and revitalization, as well as associated implementation strategies.

For more information about this project visit or contact Dean Katerndahl at


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