Honor Award – TranSystems, Kansas City
Project: US-50 and Blackwell Road Interchange
Client: City of Lee’s Summit
The US-50 and Blackwell Road Interchange project represents a successful partnership between the City of Lee’s Summit, the Missouri Department of Transportation and the TranSystems Corporation Design Team. This team created a new interchange utilizing the safest form of at-grade intersection through the use of roundabouts, while also providing high levels of service for all modes of transportation. The collaborative efforts resulted in expanded development opportunities and increased safety for the traveling public along US-50 in Lee’s Summit. Additionally, the capacity enhancements make it easier for the travelling public to move about the community, providing safe, efficient infrastructure to facilitate work and play throughout Lee’s Summit. The cost-effective use of roundabouts further enhances the safety of the project and will provide an aesthetically pleasing addition to the community along Blackwell Road and US-50 for many years to come.