Beyond the Loop - Exploring the Future of the Buck O'Neil Bridge and the I-70 North Loop
Thursday, October 25, 2018
2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. CDT
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The John Jordan Buck O'Neil Memorial Bridge is a bridge over the Missouri River on U.S. Highway 169 that provides a key north/south regional connection. It directly interacts with the I-70 North Loop on the north side of Kansas City's downtown, a key east/west connection. As the bridge approaches the end of its projected lifespan, the City of Kansas City, Missouri, the Missouri Department of Transportation, MARC and others collaborated to conduct Beyond the Loop, a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study to examine possibilities to improve the relationship between our transportation infrastructure and the communities it serves. This project began by asking stakeholders to envision the future of the bridge and the north Loop. The study evaluated ideas and identified several improvement options. This study identified a regional consensus towards a replacement O'Neil bridge structure and introduced various innovative potential reconfigurations for the I-70 North Loop. This session will present the outcomes of this study. Session will include a moderated panel of representatives from MARC, City of Kansas City, MoDOT and consultant team which conducted the study. They will jointly talk about areas of agreement and disagreement, and future next steps.
Confirmed SpeakerDirector, Transportation Global Practice
Confirmed SpeakerAssistant District Engineer for MODOT.
Martin Rivarola, AICP
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