Utility work is complete, and the Missouri Department of Transportation is wrapping up Stage 1 Phase 1 of the Route 45 widening project between Route 9 and Route K in Parkville, MO. This week, motorists will switch onto new pavement between North Crooked Road and Route K as construction moves into the next phase.
Crews are finishing asphalt work on the west side of Route 45 for Stage 1. This will allow westbound traffic to move onto a temporary lane and shift eastbound traffic onto the existing westbound lane. Once the traffic switch occurs, the project moves into Phase 2 to construct the new eastbound lanes.
The construction schedule has been divided into three stages to minimize impact to the local residents and businesses along Route 45. Each stage will include the same four phases and each must be complete before moving to the next.
Stage 1 will be constructed between North Crooked Road and Route K from May 2011 through fall 2011;
Stage 2 will be constructed from Route 9 to The National roundabout; and
Stage 3 will be constructed from The National roundabout to North Crooked Road. All work is expected to be done by spring 2013. The phases include:
· Phase 1 - Temporary pavement construction on westbound lane of Route 45. This work includes grading, temporary asphalt pavement, culvert extensions, demolition work, temporary signals, etc.
· Phase 2 - Construct new eastbound lanes of Route 45. The work includes grading, concrete pavement, storm drainage, curb & gutter, lighting, share use path, etc.
· Phase 3 - Includes construction of the new westbound lanes of Route 45. The work includes grading, concrete pavement, storm drainage, curb & gutter, MSE Walls, median, etc.
· Phase 4 - Median work and clean up.
All work is weather dependent. Read The Luminary for necessary updates.