Street preservation program introduced in Kansas City, Mo.

A proposal to fix Kansas City streets is asking for $39 million in funding for paving projects and pothole corrections across the city. The newly introduced street preservation program includes more than 2,600 street segments slotted for improvements and resurfacing of 240 lane miles.

A recently introduced street preservation program would more than double funding for paving projects, including fixing potholes, in Kansas City, Mo.

City Manager Brian Platt and Public Works Director Michael Shaw unveiled the proposal on Monday, which would allow for nearly 240 miles of streets to be resurfaced, according to a news release.

The proposal includes:

  • $39 million in funding – up from $17 million in the previous fiscal year.
  • More than 2,600 street segments slotted for improvements.
  • Resurfacing 240 lane miles.
  • Micro-surfacing 145 lane miles, compared to 19 lane miles the prior fiscal year.
  • Crack sealing 150 lane miles.
  • Allotting street resurfacing funding for each council district.

If project contracts are approved, improvements would begin this summer.