Traffic

Jim Cunningham
June 19, 2018 - 6:28 am
Nearly two years since the completion of the Johnson County Gateway project, a highway that feeds into the massive junction remains a headache for a lot of commuters. The morning drive is a little smoother for thousands of drivers each day at I-435 and I-35, thanks to the huge network of new...
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Kara Marxer
February 07, 2018 - 7:22 am
A new report ranks Kansas City traffic congestion 82nd among the nation's metropolitan areas. The INRIX survey found that area drivers spend about 18 hours in rush hour traffic every year. INRIX is a company that specializes in connected car services and transportation analytics, with a goal of...
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Jim Cunningham
February 05, 2018 - 6:09 am
Kansas City commuters have come to depend on KC Scout to help them get to destinations more quickly when the way is blocked by accidents or debris on the roadway. KC Scout started as a joint venture between the Missouri and Kansas Departments of Transportation in the late 90s. By 2003, construction...
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Jim Cunningham
January 18, 2018 - 6:40 am
The Missouri Department of Transportation is inviting the public to an informational meeting about a project that will affect one of the most frustrating highway interchanges in the Northland. Talk to almost any person who drives around the Liberty area and they will say the interchange at...
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Jim Cunningham
January 05, 2018 - 6:58 am
In the summer of 2017 Kansas City's Morning News broadcast a series of stories about one of the most difficult assignments for police officers, notifying family members about deaths. Now some officers with the Kansas City Police Department are asking to go along and experience the devastatingly...
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Jim Cunningham
Jim Cunningham
November 14, 2017 - 7:35 am
As Kansas City officials weigh options for fixing or replacing the Buck O'Neil Bridge, there is another concern - increasing traffic north of the river. In 2011, there was an average of 44,000 vehicles a day traveling on I-29 from 152 Highway to 169 Highway. According to the most recent traffic...
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Michael Ronnebaum
October 11, 2017 - 6:30 am
A Missouri lawmaker wants to create stiffer penalties for people who intentionally block traffic. "I don't understand where the common sense breakdown went to think it is okay to just jump in front of a moving car," said Nick Schroer, a representative from O'Fallon. Schroer plans to introduce...
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September 21, 2017 - 11:28 am
Kansas City, MO - A sharp increase in the number of fatal vehicle crashes on Kansas City roads has police urging caution among the driving public. According to numbers released by the Kansas City Police Department, there have been 74 fatalities from crashes in Kansas City so far in 2017, with more...
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KMBC Channel 9 News
Marc LaVoie
July 12, 2017 - 6:50 am
The Kansas Highway Patrol says five people died in a multi-vehicle accident that closed Interstate 70 west of Bonner Springs. Four of the crash victims names have been released: Teresa Butler, 61, of Urbana, Il; Sheldon Cohen, 83, and Virginia Cohen, 79, of Topeka; and Ricardo Mireles, 38, of...
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