NW 72nd Street Improvements


City of Kansas City


Construction Cost: $3.7 million

Completion Date: 2021

NW 72nd Street Improvements

Kansas City

Walter P Moore designed further improvements to the NW 72nd corridor, this time on the east side of I-29, from NW Roanridge Road to N Overland Drive. The existing two lane asphalt roadway was improved to a three lane roadway which includes a continuous center turn lane, curb and gutter, concrete sidewalks, and modular large block retaining walls. Similar to the west side of I-29, the design of this portion of NW 72nd Street includes significant improvements to the roadway profile to increase sight distances and driver safety. Other infrastructure improvements include water main replacement, storm sewer systems, and stormwater quality treatment of the stormwater runoff to avoid adverse impacts to Lake Waukomis.

Walter P Moore and City of Kansas City staff elected to design a roundabout at the intersection of N Overland Drive. Future traffic volumes at this intersection are anticipated to increase dramatically now that the NW 72nd Street roadway corridor improvements are completed and as commercial development occurs east of the project. Walter P Moore looks to add value to our clients’ projects and construction of this new roundabout now will avoid costly future traffic signal upgrades to this intersection.