Mayor James and Councilman Johnson to announce resurfacing project

September 11, 2012 - KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
Resolution will be introduced this week to ramp up projects city-wide

As a result of Kansas City residents approving Question 1 at the August election, Kansas City will begin resurfacing roadways this fall at historic levels. Mayor James and Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Russ Johnson (Second District, In-District) will introduce a resolution this Thursday that will anticipate funding accrued as a result of the new parks sales tax and begin to resurface streets in this construction season.

“A month ago the voters spoke loud and clear and Kansas City will not disappoint. Across the nation, local governments are kicking the can down the road, but not Kansas City residents. Their “yes” vote makes it possible for the city to begin resurfacing more roads and the work will begin right now,” said Mayor James.

“Our public works department can do great work, if they have the resources they need. Because of Kansas City voters, our streets will be in better condition. We should be able to nearly double the amount we had budgeted for street resurfacing this year. Our residents trusted us and they will see major improvements on roads across the city. There is no sense in letting the few months we have left in this construction season go to waste,” said Councilman Russ Johnson.

Contact: Danny Rotert: 816-513-6581 or cell: 816-547-6418