Kansas City area drivers have had 8 months—to the day—to forget what it’s like to drive through 12 inches of snow falling in a single day. That February 21, mammoth fall was followed by an identical one four days later.
So, as we gear up for winter again, how ready are the metro Kansas City highway departments for 2013?
Missouri will be fortunate to keep the highways and bridges it has for the next 20 years, much less do any new construction. That was the bleak message from State Highway officials delivered at a Kansas City presentation Thursday.
MoDOT spent months listening to the public and local officials to put together a tentative long-range plan.
MoDOT Director Dave Nichols counts 12,000 suggested projects, far beyond what he calls a funding reality. Highway and Transportation Commission Chair Joe Carmichael said his group’s role is to find what Missourians want.