Improvements on the way for 40 Highway

Improvements are on the way for some roads in Lee's Summit. But within the next month, you'll notice utility work.

Construction will start this summer at Lee's Summit Road and 40 Highway. About one mile south of that intersection, work will also be done a bit farther down Lee's Summit Road.

Improvements will include a wider road that is friendlier for buses and bikes and fewer potholes will have to be filled.

"If you can live with those 18 months of construction, you'll have a nice, new roadway. You won't have that repetitive time and time again of potholes that we experience," Transportation Project Manager Mark Sommerhauser said.

The new stretch of Lee's Summit Road will be straighter and safer.

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