State Avenue Street Improvements

Published on April 03, 2024

A photograph of cones and traffic control along State Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas

Significant improvements along State Avenue from North 118th Street to the France Family Drive bridge near Children’s Mercy Park are underway. Construction for this project will last until the end of June, marking a major upgrade aimed at revitalizing one of the busiest routes in the community.

The project involves completely overhauling the existing infrastructure, including replacing worn-out concrete curbs and gutters and removing deteriorating pavement. It will also introduce deep grinding techniques followed by advanced asphalt resurfacing, marking a pivotal step towards a smoother and more durable roadway. Adjacent to the France Family Drive overpass, the bridge approach slabs will also see repairs.

The project is a proactive measure to prevent further deterioration of the State Avenue in this area and to enhance the street’s surface. The improved infrastructure is designed to accommodate both the daily local traffic and the expected increase in visitors attracted by significant events occurring this year.

Public Works is committed to executing these enhancements with minimal disruption to the community, carefully timing the project to avoid major events and peak traffic periods. Motorists should slow down and pay attention to lane closures and other changes as the project progresses.

The revamped corridor is expected to improve traffic flow and safety, providing a robust foundation for the area’s transportation needs for more than three decades. With an eye on sustainability, these improvements promise significant maintenance and operational cost savings, highlighting a forward-thinking approach to community infrastructure.

To view this project and more, visit Public Works’ Capital Project Map.

J.M. Fahey is the contractor for this $2.5 million project. Please remember to slow down, drive cautiously, and give teams plenty of room to work safely.

For questions or assistance, contact Public Works’ Engineering team by dialing 3-1-1.