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Kansas City Metro (Missouri)

Multiple Counties in Kansas and Missouri: Grain Belt Express Clean Line

Grain Belt Express Clean Line has finalized its proposed route for its electric transmission line.  In Missouri, the route is proposed to go through Buchanan County, Clinton County, Caldwell County, Carroll County, Chariton County, Randolph County, Monroe County and Ralls County.  The proposed direct current transmission lines beginning in Spearville,…

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Kansas City Metro (Kansas)

Lee’s Summit to widen Jefferson Street

The City of Lee’s Summit is completing design for the widening of Jefferson Street from Oldham Pkwy to Persels Road.  Other improvements will include a traffic signal at the Jefferson/Persels intersection, street lighting, sidewalk, shared-use path, water line, & sewer line replacement.  Once design is complete, the City will begin…

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Lee’s Summit Chipman Road Project on Hold

The old railroad corridor was acquired from the Union Pacific Railroad. Before the City’s design can be completed, the exact uses of the corridor (whether a bikepath or perhaps light rail) needs to be determined. Jackson County is meeting with all relevant agencies in order to develop the requirements. The…

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Multiple Counties in Kansas and Missouri: Grain Belt Express Clean Line

Grain Belt Express Clean Line has finalized its proposed route for its electric transmission line.  In Missouri, the route is proposed to go through Buchanan County, Clinton County, Caldwell County, Carroll County, Chariton County, Randolph County, Monroe County and Ralls County.  The proposed direct current transmission lines beginning in Spearville,…

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St Louis metro (Missouri)

Metrolink Expansion, St Louis, North St. Louis County, Missouri

Bistate is planning an expansion of Metrolink from south St. Louis to the city’s north side and the cost is estimated at about $1.1 billion. The 5.6 mile route would run along Jefferson Avenue from Chippewa Street to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency facility under construction northwest of downtown. It would…

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Route 231, Telegraph Road, St. Louis County, Missouri

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is proposing the following improvements along Route 231, Telegraph Road, in South St. Louis County, Missouri. Five lanes (two in each direction with a center turn lane) between Franru Lane and Kingston Drive with a buffered bike lane. Three lanes (one in each direction…

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North St Louis neighborhoods plan to block eminent domain

Two northside neighborhoods near the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency facility have proposed a plan that would guide development there, in hopes of blocking the use of eminent domain against residents.  Neighbors in St. Louis Place and Jeff Vanderlou are asking City Hall to approve a plan that will allow existing…

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St Louis metro (Illinois)

Foristell Road Project Moves Forward

St. Charles County moves forward with its project to realign and reconstruct Foristell Road that will include Route Z from Fiddlecreek Ridge Road to approximately 350 feet south of Foristell Road and along Foristell Road from Route Z to approximately 450 feet to the west.

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ATXI/Ameren Spoon River Transmission Line approved by Illinois x County and Peoria County – Ameren Illinois – (Galesburg to Peoria)

The Illinois Commerce Commissioner approved the final route of the Ameren/ATXISpoon River Transmission Line Project known as “Spoon River.”  The new 345,000 kilo vole (345 kv) will be construct by Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois (ATXI) through Knox County and Peoria County in Illinois, connecting the Sandburg substation in Galesburg,…

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Springfield and Branson News

Eminent Domain May be Used for Branson Gondola Project

Proposed Route of Branson Gondola Project A proposal by a private company, American Gondola, to build and operate an eight mile long gondola stretching from Silver Dollar City to Branson Landing may require the use of eminent domain for purposes of obtaining easements from property owners. American Gondola is currently…

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Missouri: Other Areas

City of Union seeks help MoDOT for proposed Highway 47 projects

The City of Union is looking for more help from the Missouri Department of Transportation on dealing with Highway 47 project. The city of Union is currently working with Franklin County, and MoDOT’s planned improvements of a 12.7-mile stretch of Highway 47 from Washington, south through Union, to St. Clair….

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Route 60 in Seymour, Webster County, Missouri

The Missouri Department of Transportation is proposing intersection improvements along Route 60 and Routes C & K in Seymour, Webster County, Missouri. The project will construct a new interchange at Route 60 and Routes C/K in Seymour and intersection improvements at Route 60 and Clinton Avenue on the westside of…

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Route 47 in Lincoln County, Missouri

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is proposing safety improvements on Route 47 in Lincoln County from Route H/J intersection in Troy to the Route A/D intersection in Hawk Point in Lincoln County. The proposed improvements include the realignment of curves at select locations, the addition of paved shoulders, intersection…

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