Kansas Citians to soon see repairs to streets - KCTV5

Kansas Citians to soon see repairs to streets

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Kansas City leaders said people may soon see improvements on the streets they drive.

Tuesday they announced plans to get started using more money on street repairs. In August voters approved question one. It set up a half cent sales tax for parks.

The city promised to take money it was spending on parks and shift it to street maintenance.

Kansas City, MO, Mayor Sly James said that will start now.

"We're not going to wait. We're not going to allow this construction season, this good weather, these opportunities to go by without taking advantage of them," James said.

People will start seeing "Thank You" signs go up around town.

This year the city will spend an extra $30 million on street repairs. Next year that will climb to a total of $200 million.

Among the areas that are targeted for the first repairs are Wornall Road between Gregory and 79th and from 96th to Ward Parkway. Ninth Street from Grand to Charlotte, 10th Street from Grand to Charlotte and Northwest 68th Street from Northwest Waukomis to Highway 169.

Below is the full list of areas targeted for repairs:

  • Wornall Rd Gregory to 79th and 96th to Ward Parkway
  • Ninth St.: Grand to Charlotte
  • 10th St: Grand to Charlotte
  • Bannister Rd: Raytown Rd to Norfleet Ave
  • NW 68th St: NW Waukomis to Hwy 169
  • Shoal Creek Pkwy: 76th St to Hwy 152
  • N. Church Rd: NE 81st Ter to Hwy 152
  • Charlotte: Sixth St to 12th St
  • Prospect Ave: 31st St to Truman Rd
  • Sterling Ave: 47th to Independence City Limits

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