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Lee's Summit to Pleasant Hill Trail Connection

It is important for everyone to understand that the Lee's Summit to Pleasant Hill trail connection for the Katy Trail Rock Island Spur will require several separate projects to be approved and funded. The link below details the various projects and how many years out the funding will be, and those funding years assume that these projects get picked over other competing projects. If you want this connection to be prioritized, then you need to provide comments when these projects get submitted. This project is competing for 2021-2022 funding right now through MARC's current call for federally funded projects.

posted May 30 2018 8:07PM - Mark, Lee's Summit

When will the blue "Rock Island Corridor (End)" portion, that is apparently fully funded and under construction, be complete?
posted Jun 13 2018 6:06AM - Paul Toigo, Kansas City

Phase 1 from Jefferson & Scherer in Lee's Summit to Noland and 350 in Kansas City will be ready by the end of this year including the tunnel under Bannister/Colbern. Phase 2 from Noland and 350 to the Stadium Complex won't be bid until later this year and it will take at least all of 2019 to complete that section. The section included in Phase 2 requires that the trail be built beside the rail line so the rail line can quickly be rebuilt in the future for a commuter rail line, so the 2019 work will probably go quite a bit slower.
posted Jun 13 2018 8:49PM - Mark, Lee's Summit

So can the Rock Island Trail be picked up at Jefferson and Scherer and rode towards Pleasant Hill?
posted Jun 22 2018 6:00PM - Scott Walden, Lee's Summit

Jackson County is hoping to get funding in 2021-2022. Look at this link and you can see all of the separate projects that will have to get funded and organized in order to make the connection between Lee's Summit and Pleasant Hill a reality. It will take lots of support from the general public in order to get the funding over the next 3-4 years so this section of trail can get completed. As you can see in the map exhibit, right of way or easements will have to be obtained from multiple property owners. Here is the link:

posted Jun 22 2018 8:45PM - Mark, Lee's Summit

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