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N Indiana Ave & Barry Rd Intersection Improvement Project Delayed Until 2027

 

In an unfortunate turn of events for the residents of the N Indiana Ave & NE Barry Rd area, the "N Indiana Ave & NE Barry Rd - Intersection Improvement" project has been postponed until November 2027. This unexpected delay has prompted concerned neighbors to reach out to the Kansas City City Council to file complaints and seek answers.

The project, identified by Project ID 89004902 and falling under the jurisdiction of the Department of Public Works, was expected to address longstanding traffic issues at the intersection. However, as of now, the project status is marked as "Hold," leaving residents frustrated and eager for explanations.

In a recent conversation with Sam Akula, the City traffic manager, it was revealed that the City Council released the developers from their responsibilities in March 2023. This significant decision has left the City scrambling to secure the necessary funding for the intersection improvement project, estimated at a daunting 2.5 million dollars.

Residents are encouraged to voice their concerns by reaching out to the Kansas City City Council. The delay not only raises questions about the commitment to community safety but also places additional burdens on the already congested intersection.

The details of the project, including its history, current status, and the City's funding challenges, can be found on the official city website. Residents are advised to zoom in on the intersection area and click on the provided details to stay informed about the ongoing developments.

As the community grapples with the implications of this delay, local leaders and residents alike are expressing their disappointment. The postponement of the intersection improvement project until 2027 underscores the urgency for community members to engage with the City Council and advocate for timely solutions to the persistent traffic issues in the N Indiana Ave & NE Barry Rd area.