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Week of May 11, 2015 | KC Downtown Streetcar Construction Update

KC Streetcar Construction on Budget and Schedule

Streetcar construction remains on schedule and on budget, with all key construction activities at least 70 percent complete. Streetcar construction is on schedule to be completed in fall of 2015. The streetcar system will then undergo a period of testing and is anticipated to be open to the public in 2016.

Currently, traffic is extremely congested in the Central Business District between 8th - 12th Streets as crews build track and work on station electrical and cable systems on the west side of Main Street.  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
  • Permanent street signage installation from Truman Rd South - 20th St. (two weeks)
  • Truman Rd South North lane closed between Baltimore-Main. (power station)
  • Lane shifts on east side of Main between Truman Rd South and 16th St. (station platform)
  • 5/11 - 5/15: Right lane closed at 19th & Main. Work at corners of 19th & Main (systems).
  • 5/13 - 5/20: Corner restoration work at 16th & Main and 17th & Main. 
  • Traffic is now on the east side on the Main St Viaduct, south of 20th St. (track). Dedicated lane for Bus loading and unloading only on the east side. Work includes track turnout construction and installation of OCS poles 5/13 - 5/15. 
  • 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 at 19th & Grand. Work will impact sidewalks and curb lanes. Work being performed by Kansas City's Public Works Department with Mark One Electric. Work anticipated to take 2-3 weeks. 
  • I-70 at Delaware Bridge, east sidewalk closure. (track)
  • KCATA Transit Center turn around closed during track work.
  • 9th St closed to east bound traffic between Main-Baltimore. Open westbound only. (track)
  • 10th St closed between west bound Main-Baltimore. Open eastbound only. (track)
  • 5/11: Sawcutting for northbound tracks 9th - 10th Streets. (track)
  • 5/12 - 5/15: 11th St closed between Main-Baltimore. City Center Square Parking Garage will have alternating access points this week.  Please look for signage in the area.(track)
  • 5/12 - 5/15: Lane closures on 12th St between Main-Baltimore. (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. 
  • 5/11 - 5/12: Overhead Contact System pole installation along 3rd St between Walnut - Delaware.
  • 5/11 - 5/15: 2nd St closed for track work and lighting work on Grand, from 3rd to the Singleton Yard. 
  • 5/11 - 5/15: ADA curb, sidewalk and ramp work at 3rd & Main; 3rd & Walnut; 3rd & Delaware.
  • 5/11 - 5/15: Overhead Contact System pole work at northeast corner of Delaware & Independence. 
  • Delaware Bridge track lanes closed and east sidewalk closed. (track)
  • 5/11 - 5/15: Grand closed to northbound traffic between 5th & Missouri. (water)
  • 5/14 - 5/15: Holmes closed between 1st - 2nd Streets (water). 
  • * Please note that the KCATA Bus and Mega Coach Bus drop-off/pick-up location has changed. 


First station platform construction is complete with other platforms under construction. Anticipated completion of all private (third-party) utility work is Spring 2015. KC Streetcar Constructors' track work continues in the Power and Light District into May 2015.  Water/sewer work anticipated to be complete by late Spring 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 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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