South KC Perspective
Holmes Rd Design
By John Sharp
The KCMO City Council on August 27 without dissent approved an amendment to a contract to design improvements of Holmes Rd. from Blue Ridge Blvd. to 137th St. to include improvements of 135th St. from Holmes Rd. east to the cul-de-sac where it ends.
Holmes Rd. is currently unimproved with open ditches. The improvement project being designed by McClure Engineering will add sidewalks, curbs, enclosed storm sewers, better street lighting and asphalt street resurfacing.
A draft of a 5-year capital improvements plan to be financed by already approved general obligation bonds that has been recommended for adoption by the Public Improvements Advisory Committee I serve on, but has not yet been approved by the City Council, includes $10,934,000 to construct these improvements to Holmes Rd. and 135th St. in fiscal year 2023-24.