Your Route: Tell Us How You Are Getti...

Your Route: Tell Us How You Are Getting Around the Road Collapse

There are 18 comments on the Fox4KC story from Jul 20, 2010, titled Your Route: Tell Us How You Are Getting Around the Road Collapse. In it, Fox4KC reports that:

A road collapse in the Three Trails Crossing/Grandview Triangle has metro commuters switching up their morning and evening routes.

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lisamay380

United States

#1 Jul 20, 2010
I live in Oak Grove and used to take 50 west to 470 to 435. I now take I-70 west to 435. I'm an early commuter (to work at 7:30 am) and haven't had any problems or delays at all.
Geoff

Lenexa, KS

#2 Jul 20, 2010
470N to I-70 to 435 has been the best way for me! No problems and I leave Lees Summit @ 7:20.
LSMO Architect

Prairie Village, KS

#3 Jul 20, 2010
From Lee's Summit, I usually take Highway 350 to I-435 to I-70 into downtown KCMO, however it seems to be more congested. I now take I-470 to Highway 71 to downtown. It is a lot faster now that I-470 is less congested without the KS commuters! I leave around 6:30 a.m.
Karen Cox

Columbia, MO

#4 Jul 20, 2010
Hey Nick,
I drive in from Raymore and have been coming across 58 Hi-way to Holmes than North on Holmes. I have noticed some increase in traffic in the am's the last 2 days. When I cross over 71 hiway on the 58 bridge, traffic is heavier then usual for Northbound 71 but with the 150 interchange still underconstruction it only adds to the headaches. Travel will definitely get better when the Northbound exit from 71 to access East/Westbound 150 is finally open.
My neighbors and co-workers who drive in from Belton/Raymore/Harrisonville refer to that intersection as the "Cass County Triangle".
Have a great day and thanks for your daily updates on getting to & from work~!
Rose Alexander

Kansas City, KS

#5 Jul 20, 2010
I have made arrangements at my office to work from 7:00 to 3:30 instead of 8 to 4:30. Traffic is lighter at that time and I can still use I-470 to Hwy 71 North, which is my regular route.
DWC

Kansas City, MO

#6 Jul 20, 2010
I tried the MoDOT suggested route from Lee's Summit to OP via 350 HWY yesterday afternoon, during off hours. It more than doubled my normal (pre road collapse)transit time. It seemed like a billion traffic signals on a 45mph "Highway." I can only guess at the misery awaiting any takers during rush hour! This am, I left home at 6am and sailed through town on I-70. Next up, I'll try the US-71 trick - no more Raytown detours for me!
jason blue springs

Mission, KS

#7 Jul 20, 2010
how about not needing a route to take, How come MO DOT can't hire adequate people to do the job right the first time. This state is so jacked on its roads yet those in control have fat paychecks. Just like all the other bridges in the state this one fails and its brand new. Does anyone care for these roads before they develop potholes or collapse. Dont blame it on the rain the nearby creek was rerouted during construction. Plus we have rain here make a bridge that can get wet! Wonder how much that company is going to get paid to do the job twice? wish i had a job like that. Where is the next failure going to POP UP at?? The guy talking about big truck damaged it??? What do ya expect when its made of popsicle sticks. How come the bridge cant handle a semi with a load??? maybe that should be addressed while they are milking this issue. 3 days in and not a single piece of equipment in the area. They know the problem. This is not the first bridge ever made. Lookin forward to the Paseo Bridge's first few years. MoDOT is in control of this but someone needs to get control of them, they look more like Blackwater (free money, shoot and run). How about get the proper funds to do the proper job right the first time. stay away from 470 to 435 north to 87th st.
2 Cents Worth

Kansas City, KS

#9 Jul 20, 2010
HEY! Maybe it's being funded by the $24 Million makeover money, ya think? Yeah, yeah, I know - it's supposed to go for sidewalks and the like , so they say, but - a highway is like a REALLY BIG sidewalk. As long as money can be wasted, it WILL be wasted.

Jason, you hit the nail square on the head. Noone
did their job right. The engineer was probably an illegal (to save money), and everyone else had a give-a-s**t attitude like you see everywhere. Orange cones for 3 miles, one guy working, 20 others standing around talking.
James

Overland Park, KS

#10 Jul 21, 2010
2 Cents Worth wrote:
HEY! Maybe it's being funded by the $24 Million makeover money, ya think? Yeah, yeah, I know - it's supposed to go for sidewalks and the like , so they say, but - a highway is like a REALLY BIG sidewalk. As long as money can be wasted, it WILL be wasted.
Jason, you hit the nail square on the head. Noone
did their job right. The engineer was probably an illegal (to save money), and everyone else had a give-a-s**t attitude like you see everywhere. Orange cones for 3 miles, one guy working, 20 others standing around talking.
Wa Wa WA!!!!!!!!! You don't have a clue what you're talking about.
Jeff Braley

Independence, MO

#13 Jul 22, 2010
470 to Raytown Rd north to Bannister west to Holmes south to 435
LS North

Kansas City, MO

#14 Jul 22, 2010
I live in the north part of Lee's Summit and work in OP. The 70 to 435 route has been working for me (I work 7-4). I watched oncoming traffic from the 87th St on-ramp. Man... they have to cross 2-3 lanes of traffic to get to 435W. I come thru there early so its not so bad. Can't imagine what that is like in heavy rush hour. Maybe that's why people are avoiding that detour.
Holy Cat

United States

#15 Jul 22, 2010
I leave at 6:15...so traffic is light. BUT...I am not giving my secret route. I get there almost faster than I did when the bridge was open. No silly people in front of me. So...I will never tell.
Reggin

Overland Park, KS

#16 Jul 22, 2010
How can I getr around this and miss all the spooks?
Heres How

Kansas City, KS

#18 Jul 22, 2010
I get around the road collapse by car. It's too dangerous to walk around it.
2 Cents Worth

Kansas City, KS

#19 Jul 22, 2010
James wrote:
<quoted text>
Wa Wa WA!!!!!!!!! You don't have a clue what you're talking about.
Sounds like you dropped your Binky, Baby James.
John

Lees Summit, MO

#20 Jul 22, 2010
I live near intersection of Todd George and E Langsford in Lees Summit. I commute to I35 and 119th st in Olathe. Monday I took 291 south to Highway 150 West to Holmes, then north on Holmes to I 435 West, then south on I35 to 119th st exit-commute time 1 hour, not bad if you want to completely avoid the triangle-be ready for major construction slow down near 150 and 71 highway. Since tuesday I have taken Todd George north to Colburn, Colburn west to Douglas and I470, 470 West to 435 north and taken the 87th st detour (only takes an additional 8 minutes to move through the detour) then 435 west to I35 south-to 119th st-commute time 40 minutes-not bad!
John

Lees Summit, MO

#21 Jul 22, 2010
I usually leave from Lees Summit at 6:45 am. Commute used to be 30 minutes and is now 38-40 minutes using the 87th st detour.
Amy

Saint Louis, MO

#23 Jul 27, 2010
I live in Sedalia and I am wanting to get to the US toy in Kansas. Anyone have any suggestions on a good detour? Thanks.

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