The first public meeting regarding the ongoing Route 9 corridor study is Wednesday, August 5 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Parkville Presbyterian Church. The event is a come-and-go open house. Those able to attend are encouraged to drop in anytime between 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Members of the consulting team will be in attendance to report on the corridor study progress to-date, answer specific project questions, and to receive public comment and feedback regarding the study.
For the most up-to-date information on the project, please click here to visit the project webpage.
Route 9 is regionally significant, connecting vehicular and pedestrian traffic on Route 45 to employment centers and regional destinations including downtown Parkville, Park University, the Horizons, over 200 acres of parkland, the South Platte County Community Center and the Platte County Health Department. The purpose of the Route 9 Corridor Study is to create an implementation plan that addresses the following key priorities for the project partners:
- Determine needed vehicular and pedestrian improvements to mitigate safety and capacity issues, and minimize traffic conflicts, on Route 9.
- Enhance aesthetics and pedestrian movements, particularly in proximity to downtown Parkville and Park University.
- Accommodate compatible new development and redevelopment along the corridor.
- Reduce future construction costs by facilitating the reservation of right-of-way for future improvements.
- Position the participating municipalities to compete in future transportation grant cycles for eligible improvements in the corridor