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(Kansas City, MO) – Local leaders on Monday, August 30, 2021 got an inside look at the utility work that KC Water and private companies are performing along Main Street from Pershing Road to 51st and Brookside.

This is to pave the way for the future KC Streetcar Main street extension.

While great progress has taken place on Main Street, the improvements are mostly underground. The work may look "messy" but behind the scenes there are well-coordinated efforts between multiple City departments and more than 15 private utility companies performing daily work along the corridor.

During the tour, project team members demonstrated that coordination while city councilmembers, Mayor Quinton Lucas, 5th District Councilwoman Andrea Bough and representatives from the City Manager's Office learned first-hand how the project team is able to choreograph multiple construction activities at once, inform the public and stay on schedule and on budget.
The tour was organized in partnership by KC Water, KCMO Public Works, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority and the Kansas City Streetcar Authority.

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"The upgrades on Main project has gone extremely well," KC Water Director Terry Leeds said. "The project is on time, on budget, and we're proud to be leading the current engagement efforts on the corridor, working daily with our contractors, customers and property owners".

The Upgrades on Main project is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. Subscribe to receive project updates and see the interactive project map for the latest traffic detours by visiting https://www.kcwater.us/upgradesonmain/.

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For more information contact Heather Frierson, KC Water Media Relations Coordinator, at heather.frierson@kcmo.org 816-513-0280, cell 816-674-0211.

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