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Undaunted Patience: Lewis and Clark Expressway Will Blaze New Transportation Trail
June 9-15, 2006
Plans are now in the final stages for the Lewis and Clark Expressway. It will be a road that will connect Interstate 70 with Highway 24 before going north through Sugar Creek and ending at Front Street...
Truman Corridor Redevelopment Study Nears Completion
The section of Truman Road from Interstate 70 to Interstate 435 has been under study for the past year by PGAV Urban Consulting. Article contains some of the results of the study and a map of the Truman...
Strawberry Hill Survives Progress
Article about the recovery of the Strawberry Hill community of Croatians after the cut of Interstate 70 through its center.
April 1-7, 2011
Article discusses the construction of the George Brett Bridge over Interstate 70 at Blue Ridge Cutoff near the Royals Stadium. On March 30, 2011, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held commemorating the opening...
Richard Bolling Federal Building Under Construction
Exterior view looking to the southeast from downtown which shows the construction of the Richard Bolling Federal Building located on 12th Street. I-70 interchange is also visible.
Q.: Wasn't There Once a Tuberculosis Hospital in Kansas City?
October 8, 1995
The Leeds Tuberulosis hospital was 57 years old when it was razed in 1971. The building was atop a hill southeast of Interstate 435 and Interstate 70 on more than 11 acres of land. At its height the hospital...
Proposal for Hockey Arena Gets Approval
July 17, 2007
The Independence City Council unanimously approved a deal to build a $50 million multipurpose events center. The new center, to be built near the northeast corner of Interstate 70 and Little Blue Parkway,...
New Interchange Design to Resolve Issues at Woods Chapel Road
To improve long delays and congestion at Woods Chapel Road south of I-70 in Blue Springs, the city of Blue Springs, Missouri, and MoDOT "have approved TranSystem's design of the diverging diamond interchange...
Little Blue Parkway
Review of the development of Little Blue Parkway from I-70 to Highway 24. Includes color photograph with color-coding showing the various building phases.
Infrastructure Architecture: Reinvesting the Highway
The author outlines a plan for redesigning the highways in Kansas City to integrate them more into the fabric of downtown. He also proposes a variety of public transit options to be included in the scheme....
Independence's Big Event
November 2, 2009
Description of the new 5,800 seat venue located in Independence, Missouri. The Independence Events Center is the home of the Missouri Mavericks, a minor league hockey team and anchor tenant of the new...
Independence Finds Big Uses for Tax Breaks
November 2, 2004
Article discusses the advantages TIF has brought to Independence with the planned Bass Pro Shops that will build a hotel, a 14-acre lake and 60-foot waterfall alongside their building and the negotiations...
Ike's Interstates at 50: Anniversary of the Highway System Recalls Eisenhower's Role as Catalyst
In a question and answer piece at the end of the article is found: "Q. What was the first interstate? A. The first construction project using funds authorized by the 1956 act was a portion of U.S. 40 west...
I-70: It's Big in Britain
June 23, 2004
Article reports that a recent British publication, The Independent, places the drive from St. Louis to Kansas City on I-70 first among its "10 Great U.S. Drives".
Hospital Looks to East
October 12, 2007
Children's Mercy Hospital has purchased nine acres for $2.9 million to build a new facility to serve eastern Jackson County. It's located near the southeast corner of Interstate 70 and Little Blue Parkway....
Photos and multiple articles on George Brett, a Kansas City Royals baseball star (1973-1993), inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999 and becoming the namesake of the George Brett Super Highway...
Topographical map of Callaway County, Missouri, including the towns of Fulton and Kingdom City. Pictured is State Highway 40, later to become Interstate 70, as well as numerous other roads of varying grades,...
Council Members Honored
Photo and article about awards "presented to Kansas City Councilwoman Mary Williams-Neal and Councilman Troy Nash" by the Truman Road Corridor Association for "their efforts to bring about the recently...
Commuter Rail Plan Receives $1.8 Million
December 22, 2010
The federal grant “will fund two commuter rail studies—one from downtown Kansas City along Interstate 70 to Independence and Blue Springs, and one on an abandoned rail line toward Raytown and Lee’s...
Children's Mercy East Clinic Brings Care to Independence
December 10-16, 2010
Plans for Children's Mercy East, an outpatient pediatric clinic, are nearly finished for the "90-acre Trinity Woods development at Interstate 70 and Little Blue Parkway in Independence." Ground breaking...
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