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Week of June 15, 2015 | KC Downtown Streetcar Construction Update

Overhead Streetcar Work
KC Streetcar construction took to the skies this week with the start of the overhead cable installation. This first "wire run" consisted of 3,600 feet of copper cable approximately 6/10 inches in diameter and spanned from Union Station to Truman Road South. This cable will power the KC Streetcar with 750 volts of DC power. The next installation of overhead cable is anticipated next week. 

Currently, traffic is extremely congested in the Central Business District between 8th - 12th Streets and in the River Market area. Please check the construction map on and our twitter feed (@kcstreetcar) daily for road closures updates.  Currently 3rd is closed from Walnut-Grand ; 8th will close from Main-Walnut on June 19, and 13th will close Main-Baltimore on June 22. 

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
  • Lane shifts on east side of Main between Truman Rd South & 16th St for station platform work & corner restoration. 
  • Restoration work at the northwest corner of 17th & Main.
  • Traffic signal replacements at the corners of 19th & Main. Look for lane shifts. 
  • 5/26 - 7/3: Station stop platform work on northeast corner of 19th & Main. East lane closed. Traffic shifted to the west. 
  • Track turnout construction & pour on Main St Viaduct.  Traffic pushed to east side of Main, south of 20th St. Dedicated lane for Bus loading and unloading only on the east side.
  • OCS pole catenary arm and overhead cable installation from Truman Rd South - 20th St. Traffic pushed to the center lanes. No parking within work zones or on tracks during work. 
  • 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 traffic signal 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.  
  • 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. 
    • 6/19 - 6/24: 8th St between Main-Walnut closed.
    • 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)
  • 10th open one lane only between Main-Walnut. Anticipate to reopen 6/24. 
  • 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. 
  • Slot paving work at various locations on Main between 12th - Truman Road South. Work to last 3 weeks.  This is restorative roadway work.  
  • 6/22 - 7/3: 13th St closed between Main-Baltimore. This is for roadway restoration work. 
  • *Please take note of any Rider Notices from the KCATA. Bus pick-up and drop-off locations may shift. 
  • 3rd & Grand track work. 3rd St closed, Grand-Walnut, and Grand closed, 3rd-Missouri. 
  • Grand closed to northbound traffic between 2nd & 3rd for systems work and 5th & Missouri for water work. * Please note that the KCATA Bus and Mega Coach Bus drop-off/pick-up location on Grand has moved to 3rd & Oak.  
  • 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.
    • Two-way traffic on 5th St will be maintained.
    • Parking on 5th will return on the weekends. 


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 Central Business District into July 2015.  Water/sewer work anticipated to be complete by late June 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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