A study is under way to determine if and how the interchanges of I-29, I-35 and U.S. 169 can be improved.
The Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study is being conducted by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to develop both short-term and long-term alternatives for highway improvements. The goals are to address improved safety; reduction of congestion (including heavy truck traffic); address pavement and bridge conditions; and position the area for future transportation needs. Portions of both Clay and Platte counties are included.
Multiple public meetings have been held in the Northland, including one Oct. 27 at Northland Neighborhoods Inc. A virtual on-demand meeting will be available online from Friday, Oct. 28 through Nov. 13. A link will be provided on this webpage closer to Oct. 28. If you need additional information, you may also contact MoDOT at KC_I35_I29_Corridor@Modot.mo.gov.
Although Northland drivers have complained about congestion in this area for years, a recent study downplayed the concerns. As a result, community leaders are urging those who drive the area to express their opinions.