Voter-approved GO bonds being used to make repairs in KC - KCTV5

Voter-approved GO bonds being used to make repairs in KC

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Last April, Kansas City voters approved an $800 million investment in their city.

The money from Kansas City G.O. bonds was meant to fix problems all over the city.

Across the city, we've seen work happening on things like bridges, flood control, and sidewalks that will continue for the next decade.

The G.O. bond has been doing work around the city, but more is right around the corner.

“We've been going back to issuing the rest of the bids and doing the design work for all the projects that will launch in the springtime,” said Chris Hernandez, Public Information Officer for the city of Kansas City, Missouri.

One of the most anticipated projects is one that is very close to home — the sidewalk program.

The change took the responsibility off of homeowners to get their sidewalks fixed.

“This is a citywide issue, so we're taking a citywide approach for the first time ever,” he said.

The city said it has already gotten contracts set up for a portion of the sidewalk work list.

You can expect to start seeing some real traction next year.

“I think what you will start to see very quickly is actual impact from this because, once the sidewalk thing rolls out, that's where we're going to make one of the biggest impacts,” he said.

As far as sidewalk repairs, Hernandez said that, in addition to contracts already being assigned, work could begin as early as March if weather allows. 

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