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Week of July 6, 2015 | KC Downtown Streetcar Construction Update

Currently, traffic is extremely congested in the Central Business District between 8th - 12th Streets and near the 3rd & Grand intersection in the River Market area. Please check the construction map on and our twitter feed (@kcstreetcar) daily for road closures updates.  

For more detailed information about streetcar construction, including projected work duration or a "look ahead", please visit the KC Streetcar website. For the most up-to-date info follow the project on twitter @kcstreetcar
  • Restoration work at the corners of 17th & Main.
  • Traffic signal replacements and restoration work at the corners of 19th & Main. Look for lane shifts. 19th & Main is currently signed as a 4-way stop.
  • Station stop platform work on northeast corner of 19th & Main. East lane closed. Traffic shifted to the west. 
  • Track turnout construction on Main St Viaduct.  Traffic pushed to the center of Main, south of 20th St. Dedicated lane for Bus loading and unloading only on the east side.
  • NON-STREETCAR WORK taking place on 20th St between McGee and SW Blvd. Work being performed by Kansas City's Water Services Department and anticipated to take two months. 
  • NON-STREETCAR WORK taking place south of Pershing and Main. This is related to water work. 
  • I-70 at Delaware Bridge, east sidewalk closure. (track)
  • Northbound track work from Delaware Bridge - 12th St. 
    • 7/6 - 7/9: 8th St closed, Main St - Walnut 
    • 7/8 - 7/10: 12th St open to one-lane only.  Possible 7/9 Nighttime track pour between 12th-11th.
    • 7/15 - 7/17: Nighttime track pours possible on Main between Petticoat-8th on east side. 
    • Lane shifts near 9th, 10th & Petticoat. 
  • KCATA Transit Center turn around closed during track work.
  • 10th St closed between west bound Main-Baltimore. Open eastbound only. Bus loading zone relocated on 10th St between Baltimore-Main. (track)
  • Ongoing work for Overhead Contact System poles and electrical systems in the Power & Light District between 13th-14th Streets and in the Central Business District. 
  • *Please take note of any Rider Notices from the KCATA. Bus pick-up and drop-off locations may shift. 
  • 3rd & Grand track work. * Please note that the KCATA Bus and Mega Coach Bus drop-off/pick-up location on Grand has moved to 3rd & Oak.  
  • Pedestrian streetlight repair, 5th & Delaware
  • Overhead wire work ongoing in the River Market area: 3rd & 5th Streets between Delaware & Grand, and Grand and Delaware Streets between 3rd and 5th. Work includes installing foundation poles, overhead arms, cross spans and the overhead cables. Possible nighttime wire run install 7/13
  • Station stop build at 5th and Walnut. Work includes curb and sidewalk restoration on the southwest corner of 5th & Walnut.
    • No parking along 5th St between Walnut - Main during the weekdays. 
    • Two-way traffic on 5th St will be maintained.
    • Parking on 5th will return on the weekends. 


Streetcar platform construction is ongoing. Anticipated completion of all private (third-party) utility work is early Summer 2015. KC Streetcar Constructors' track work continues in the Central Business District through July 2015.  Systems work, such as the overhead power system, will continue through Summer 2015.
About the Downtown Kansas City Streetcar Starter Line
The two-mile, north-south Downtown KC Streetcar will travel along Main Street and connect the River Market to Crown Center and Union Station, serving the Central Business District, the Crossroads Art District, and the Power and Light District, as well as numerous businesses, restaurants, art galleries, educational facilities and residents. 

For more information visit us on the Web, Facebook and Twitter or contact the Project Hotline at 816-804-8882 or
About KC Streetcar Constructors 
KC Streetcar Constructors (KCSC) is the project team building the two-mile KC Downtown Streetcar starter line. KCSC is a joint venture of St. Joseph-based Herzog Transit Contracting Corp. and California rail builder Stacy and Witbeck, Inc.
About this Update
This weekly construction update provides weekly, at-a-glance information related to the streetcar construction that is taking place this week.  For more information, including upcoming work, check out the project website and follow the streetcar on Twitter @kcstreetcar and Facebook. All work activities and time frames are subject to change due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances. 
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