News from City Hall
City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2012
City dedicates Shoal Creek Trail extension March 31
The Cities of Kansas City, Mo., and Gladstone, Mo., have completed the extension of the Shoal Creek Trail west from Happy Rock Park toward Maple Woods Community College and a new pedestrian/bicycle bridge over Shoal Creek to the east side of M-1 Highway. The trail is a 10-foot-wide concrete multi-use path that connects local residents to Maplewoods Community College, Happy Rock Park, transit routes and commercial shopping areas along Route 1.
The trail will be dedicated on Saturday, March 31 at 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of Maplewoods Parkway and North Agnes Avenue. On-street parking is available on the west side of North Agnes Avenue.
“The dedication of the extension to Shoal Creek trail not only celebrates a wonderful pedestrian and bicycling facility, but provides an opportunity to reflect on how cities working together can create greater benefits for all,” said First District Councilman Dick Davis. “I applaud staff from Gladstone and Kansas City for working together to make this regional facility a reality.”
The total construction cost of the project is $961,429, and the project was partially funded with a $636,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration. This extension is part of the seven mile Shoal Creek Trail system, which begins at Pleasant Valley Park and ends at the Route 152/Maplewoods Parkway interchange.
For detailed information about the Shoal Creek Trail, please contact Wes Minder, project manager, at 816-513-9461 or Wes.Minder@kcmo.org
For more information about other projects in Kansas City’s First District, please contact Jackie Burton, aide to Councilman Dick Davis, at 816-513-6505 or Jackie.Burton@kcmo.org.