The 20th Street Streetscape Project, which includes 20th Street from Southwest Boulevard to Grand Boulevard, started in spring 2016 and is expected to be completed by Fall 2016.
The project will transform 20th Street into an inviting space in which pedestrians, cyclists, and automobiles can coexist—implementing community-driven recommendations from the 20th Street Streetscape Plan and supporting the goals of the Greater Downtown Area Plan (GDAP). These goals include prioritizing walkability among downtown transportation options and incorporating innovative ways to capture stormwater.
Musselman & Hall will lead the design-build team, under the management of the City of Kansas City, Missouri Department of Public Works.
20th Street Streetscape Plan
Improvements to Include
- Road diet reducing 6 lanes to 3
- Addition of bike lanes
- Expanded green space
- Way finding signage
- Greater accessibility
- Wider crosswalks
- Updated aging infrastructure
- Addition of a center turn lane
Construction will take place Monday–Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Work hours and anticipated timing may change depending on weather or other delays.
Phasing & Anticipated Impacts
Work will be completed in two phases: Main to Grand (Phase 1) and Southwest Boulevard to Main (Phase 2). During each phase, both sides of 20th Street (outer lanes) will be under construction at the same time, while maintaining two-way traffic lanes throughout the project.
- On-street parking will not be available.
- At the end of each phase, a complete street closure is expected for 7-10 days in order for road repaving to occur.
- The contractor team will coordinate with affected residences and businesses to maintain alternate access to parking lots and temporary pedestrian access will be provided.