Turkey Creek Ribbon Cutting

01 Jan 2018 5:33 PM | Tom Poer (Administrator)
The final phase of the Turkey Creek Flood Damage Reduction project was kicked off formally on 15 December with a ribbon cutting ceremony.   As a strong supporter and advocate of the Turkey Creek project in the Kansas City metropolitan area, MOARC participated in the ribbon cutting.  The construction of the Turkey Creek Flood project began in 2004 and has continued in phases over the last 14 years.  Earlier phases of tunnel and channel construction have provided significant benefits preventing flood damage to businesses along Turkey Creek. The ribbon cutting represented the initiation of the final phase of the construction project.  The Turkey Creek Missouri interceptor project phase will construct a storm water interceptor from the vicinity of 31st and Roanoke crossing near Southwest Boulevard to Turkey Creek. This project will provide storm drainage for the 15-year storm (about 3.6” of rainfall in 3 hours). The bulk of construction will be in Kansas, but the majority of benefits will be in Missouri.  The final phase construction cost is $26.6M with a scheduled completion of three years (2020-2021).  Upon completion the Turkey Creek project will provide over $5M in annual benefits to the area. 

The ceremony delegation included the mayors of Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, KS, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, and representatives of the Corps of Engineers and the City of Kansas City (City Manager and Water Services).  Participants at the ribbon cutting included a host of representatives from various congressional offices, MOARC, KCIC, local businesses, and the public. The speakers spoke of the success of the Bi-State partnership between the two cities, as well as, partnerships with the Corps of Engineers and the Congressional offices of Kansas and Missouri.  The speakers also highlighted the importance of the work of adovcate organizations such as KCIC and MOARC in bringing the project into its final phase and improved flood risk reduction to this important business area.


 

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