Covering Platte County, Missouri Weekly Since 1865
Legal Notices
County Foreclosures
Local News
Between the Lines
by Ivan Foley
The Rambling Moron
by Chris Kamler
The Right Stuff
by James Thomas
Straight from Stigall
by Chris Stigall
Parallax Look
by Brian Kubicki
KC Confidential
by Hearne Christopher
Off the Couch
by Greg Hall
Pleasantly Eccentric
by Aimee Patton
Pig Skin Picks
Letters to the Editor
"Send Your Letter"
Weekly publication dates are Wednesdays
52 Main Street0
P.O. Box 410
Platte City, Missouri 64079

Fax :816-858-2313
by email
Click Here!
by phone




Major road project set
near elementary school

by Valerie Verkamp
Landmark assistant editor

Significant road improvements have been planned for a hilly and often congested stretch of roadway in front of Park Hill’s Southeast Elementary School in southern Platte County.

Wes Minder, manager of capital planning for Kansas City, said the two-year long road project will smooth out some of the hills, as well as widen the one-lane stretch of road along N. Northwood Road.

Preliminary plans also show a mile-long extension of the eight foot wide walking and bicycle path along the west side of the road.

The multi-use concrete path will connect with the existing mile long pathway, south of NW 52st Street.

The four-way stop at the intersection of 56th Street and N. Northwood Road will likely be transformed into a roundabout.

The design will provide motorists a smooth entry and exit along N. Northwood Road.

Due to the scale of the project, Minder said the work will likely spread out over two construction seasons.

The road improvement project is a joint project between Kansas City and Platte County.

The city will be financially responsible for the design and right-of-way acquisitions, while the road construction will be funded through the county's 3/8th cent special roads sales tax.

Road construction is scheduled to begin next spring. Prior to the design completion, Minder said the city will host a public meeting and solicit feedback from parents and teachers at Southeast Elementary School.