Even more construction to come for Wornall Road

Posted at 7:43 AM, Feb 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-09 13:49:21-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — People who drive on Wornall Road say they are constantly dodging pot holes and construction cones.

"It is crazy. I understand the needs for infrastructure are there and they need to put in good, solid upgrades but the construction is crazy, constant cutting in and out, accidents... I can only imagine the problems pedestrians have," said Tarah Obrien. 

"Right now, it's an adventure with all the road construction going on, dodging the construction. We deliver a paper every Thursday called the Thrifty Nickel, and getting to some of our stops is a challenge," said Richard Anderson.

There is a light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to road congestion, but only for a brief moment. 

Currently in Waldo along Wornall Road, Spire is installing new gas lines. Spire says their work will be done in four weeks. 

When Spire is done, you will still see closed lanes and cones. 

"I have clients in the area that are frustrated because there are small business owners in the area, parking has been impacted, walking business has been impacted, they are trying to stay optimistic and they know long term it will be a great investment to Waldo, but I think some people are questioning the means to an end there," said Obrien. 

Public Works with Kansas City says there is an upcoming road project from 74th street to 79th street. That project will start in the second quarter of 2019 and end in December of 2020. 

During the later part of the summer in 2018, there will also be a water and sewer project from 85th to 89th.