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File #: 21017    Version: 0 Name: RIRC Greenwood Connector
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/21/2022 In control: County Legislature
On agenda: 7/25/2022 Final action: 7/25/2022
Title: A RESOLUTION expressing the support of the Legislature for the Greenwood Connector Project Phase 2 and Railroad Street Improvements and authorizing two grant applications for Federal Highways Surface Transportation Program (STP) Fund Grants for fiscal years 2025 and 2026, representing Phase Two of a multi-phase strategy to complete the Greenwood Connector.
Sponsors: Tony Miller
Indexes: GRANT, GREENWOOD CONNECTOR PROJECT, SURFACE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM (STP)
Attachments: 1. 21017bu.pdf, 2. 21017adopted.pdf
Related files: 19783
IN THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI

Title
A RESOLUTION expressing the support of the Legislature for the Greenwood Connector Project Phase 2 and Railroad Street Improvements and authorizing two grant applications for Federal Highways Surface Transportation Program (STP) Fund Grants for fiscal years 2025 and 2026, representing Phase Two of a multi-phase strategy to complete the Greenwood Connector.


Intro
RESOLUTION NO. 21017, July 25, 2022

INTRODUCED BY Tony Miller, County Legislator

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WHEREAS, in 2016 the County issued $51,950,000 in bonded indebtedness to purchase and develop the Rock Island Rail Corridor into a bicycle and pedestrian Shared Use Path that would eventually connect to the KATY Trail and to preserve the corridor for future Multi-Modal Transit; and,

WHEREAS, the County was awarded $10,000,000.00 in Federal Surface Transportation Program grant funds in 2014 for construction of the Rock Island Rail Corridor Shared Use Path; and,

WHEREAS, the Rock Island Rail Corridor Shared Use Path has been completed to its southern terminus near the intersections of Scherer Road and Jefferson Street in southern Lee's Summit; and,

WHEREAS, Phase One of the Greenwood Connector has been funded by the same federal aid grant programs and is scheduled to be bid for construction in early 2023; and,

WHEREAS, the City of Pleasant Hill has built and is building a trail (the "MOPAC" trail) to the north from the Missouri State Parks' "Rock Island Spur of the Katy Trail"; and,

WHEREAS, there remains an eight-mile gap between the southern terminus of the Rock Island Rail Corridor and the KATY Trail system, passing through Lee's Summit and Greenwood, both Jackson County municipalities; and,

WHEREAS, Phase 2 of the Greenwood Connector is vital to the goals of the Rock Island Shared Use Path, and to the many Jackson County communities that will benefit from connection to the KATY trail; and,

WHEREAS, the County has led a multi-jurisdictional ef...

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