WyCo Cities Awarded $1 Million Grant to Improve Road Safety

Published on July 09, 2024

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Kansas City, KS -The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas (UG), in collaboration with the City of Bonner Springs and the City of Edwardsville, was awarded a $1 million Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grant to create a countywide Vision Zero Action Plan.

The Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program was established by the bipartisan infrastructure law to redesign roads and streets to prevent deaths and serious injuries. Under the direction of Vision Zero, this plan will identify and analyze Wyandotte County’s high injury network (HIN) in a first step towards eliminating all traffic fatalities and severe injuries while ensuring equitable investment in the most underserved communities.

While the UG has begun the preliminary work of identifying the HIN in Wyandotte County, a small set of roadways and intersections represent the vast majority of crashes. A truly adequate and equitable Vision Zero Action Plan will eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries while increasing safe, healthy, and reliable mobility for all.

“Unified Government Departments of Public Works and Planning & Urban Design are pleased to offer this request for proposal with the funding support of the Federal Highway Administration,” said UG Senior Engineer, Sarah R. Shafer, PE, LEED AP BD+C. “The focused work of the Safe Streets for All program will identify a safe and resilient mobility network for the citizens of Wyandotte County, striving to eliminate fatalities and severe injuries in their communities through education, planning, data management, and innovative construction opportunities.”

Get Involved: Pre-Proposal Webinar

On Thursday, July 11, 2024, a Request for Proposals (RFP) will be released for this project. The UG and its project partners welcome all interested firms to attend the virtual pre-proposal webinar scheduled for Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at 10 AM CST. The webinar will highlight key project and RFP components and timelines.

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