Buck O’Neil Bridge environmental study enters next phase

An online meeting to gather public input on four potential reasonable alternatives for the Buck O’Neil Bridge is open. To participate in the current online meeting, people must watch a video on the four alternatives and take a follow-up survey. The meeting is online at http://bit.ly/2Mn85zF.

An online meeting to gather public input on four potential reasonable alternatives for the Buck O’Neil Bridge is open. An environmental study of the bridge began in 2018 with collaboration from the Missouri Department of Transportation, Kansas City and the Federal Highway Administration. The study team hosted the first public meeting in February.

To participate in the current online meeting, people must watch a video on the four alternatives and take a follow-up survey. The meeting is online at http://bit.ly/2Mn85zF.

“The environmental study builds on the planning and environmental linkages study to further evaluate options to improve or potentially replace the U.S. Highway 169 bridge over the Missouri River in Kansas City,” states a MoDOT press release. “The team will also evaluate potential impacts to historic structures, including the existing Buck O’Neil Bridge, and other resources in the study area such as public parks, open spaces, cultural assets and people and businesses in and around the area.”

The study, which is scheduled to conclude in 2020, will include a public hearing with the preferred alternatives at a later date. For more information about MoDOT projects, visit www.modot.mo.gov/kansascity.