Public Works

Health
2:40 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

City Warns Residents About Using Red Garbage Bags

Public works officials in Kansas City, Mo., are warning residents not to leave biohazard bags on their curbs — because the city won't take them.
Credit Wikimedia -- CC

Kansas City’s Public Works Department wants residents to know: If your garbage bags have a biohazard logo on them, the city won’t take your trash.

Some residents have recently bought red biohazard trash bags from a door-to-door salesman.

Public Works spokesman Sean Demory says that during the past month, garbage crews have spotted a few hundred of the bio-waste bags mostly on the east side between 47th and 63rd streets.

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Weather
9:25 am
Thu December 20, 2012

KCMO Snow Plow Crews At The Ready

Towplow speeds snow removal. Brine treatment precedes plowing,
Photo courtesy of MoDot

The Kansas City metropolitan area started gearing up yesterday for the season's first winter storm. One to three inches of snow was forecast for the area overnight.

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KC Currents
6:18 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Plan To Remove Traffic Lights On Hold For Now

Stop light at Meyer and Main.
Alex Smith KCUR

Drivers may have noticed some changes on the roadways. At 37 intersections across the metro traffic lights are flashing red or yellow, and they’re not broken. 

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Government
2:03 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Johnson County Public Works Adds Two Green Buildings To Its Fleet

Public officials, past and present, lined up for the ribbon cutting.
Laura Spencer KCUR

A year ago this month, Johnson County, Kan. officials broke ground on an environmentally friendly $11.5 million public works complex in west Olathe. The new buildings were dedicated on Wednesday at a ceremonial ribbon cutting.

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