U.S. 73 (K-7) and Parallel Parkway Restricted Crossing U-Turn (RCUT) in Wyandotte County

Page last updated: January 03, 2024

Project Description

KDOT is constructing a Restricted Crossing U-Turn (RCUT) at the intersection of U.S. 73 (K-7) and Parallel Parkway in Wyandotte County. The RCUT design will restrict left turns and through movements at the minor road, Parallel Parkway, to improve safety and intersection operations. The redesigned intersection will direct traffic from Parallel Parkway to turn right onto the highway and then make a U-turn at a designated median opening.

Project construction began in September 2022 with anticipated completion in spring 2024.

    Project Details

    Project Name U.S. 73 (K-7) and Parallel Parkway Restricted Crossing U-Turn (RCUT) in Wyandotte County
    Project Number

    KA-5241-01

    Location U.S. 73 (K-7) and Parallel Parkway
    Description

    Construct a signalized Restricted Crossing U-Turn (RCUT) intersection at U.S. 73 (K-7) and Parallel Parkway. Improve vertical alignment to improve sight distance.

    Length

    NA

    Cost Estimate

    $12 million

    Project Timeline Project construction began in September 2022, paused for the winter shutdown period, and is scheduled to resume in March 2023 with anticipated completion in spring 2024.

    Project Materials

    Materials below were shared at the open house on Feb. 23.

    Meeting information can be made available in alternative accessible formats upon request. Contact the KDOT Division of Communications at least one week before the meeting by phone 785-296-3585 (Voice) / 7-1-1 (Hearing Impaired).

    Public Meetings

    • Time - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
    • Location - KDOT Office (650 N. K-7 Highway, Bonner Springs, Kansas 66012)
    • Public Comment Period - February 24, 2023 to March 9, 2023

    • Agenda - KDOT hosted a public open house for the U.S. 73 (K-7) and Parallel Parkway intersection improvement project on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the KDOT Office (650 N. K-7 Highway, Bonner Springs, Kansas 66012). The meeting provided an opportunity for the public to view exhibits and videos of the project improvements, learn how to navigate the improved intersection, and discuss anticipated traffic control during construction. Project staff was available to speak one-on-one with the public. Materials presented during the open house are available on the website. The public is invited to submit a comment online from Feb. 24 through Mar. 9.

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    Who to Contact

    Delaney Tholen
    KC Metro Public Affairs Manager
    785-817-9365
    delaney.tholen@ks.gov

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