November 2018 KCITE Chapter Meeting / 2019 MEMBERSHIP AND SPONSORSHIP DRIVE

November 15, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Belvoir Winery: First Floor Ballroom
1325 Odd Fellows Road
Liberty, MO 64068
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PLEASE NOTE: The November meeting has been changed from its original date of November 8th to November 15. Please amend your schedules as needed.

CHAPTER MEETING:

Rapid growth along the east/west Route 152 and Kansas Street corridor in Liberty has resulted in significant congestion and safety concerns. The major controlling intersection on this corridor is the interchange of I-35 servicing both Route 152 to the west and Kansas Street to the east. To improve safety, capacity and efficiency along the corridor, a new Eastbound Displaced Left-Turn Diamond Interchange is to be constructed. Additional improvements are to be made along Route 152 to the west and on Kansas Street to the east. Improvements will then continue eastward to the  major at grade signalized intersection of Route 291 and Kansas Street. All improvements are to be done with safety and efficiency in mind.

This innovative interchange design will be the first of its type in the Kansas City region. Much consideration has been placed on this design to ensure that it will operate smoothly now and in the future.  The project is slated to be constructed and completed by in the fall of 2019. Please come join representatives from the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), the City of Liberty, and TranSystems for a presentation on this upcoming project that will redefine travel along this corridor. 

A visualization of the proposed innovative interchange design can be viewed at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hu1p0NzQ4A

SPEAKERS:

Mike R. Wahlstedt PE, PTOE, TranSystems: 

Mike has 30 years of experience in transportation engineering and planning and has worked extensively on interchange and corridor studies.  Mike has also been a leader in the design of DDI and other alternative interchanges, with nearly a dozen open to traffic or in design across the country.  He is also a member of the TRB Alternative Interchange Working Group, TRB Interchange subcommittee and TRB Access Management Committee.

Ryan Hale PE, MoDOT, Kansas City Distict:

Ryan has 9 years of experience with MoDOT in the Kansas City District. Ryan is a Senior Highway Designer with Primary tasks of microsimulation using  VISSIM and in Micro Station Roadway Alignments. Ryan has provided input in FHWA reports and presented at the 2014 Annual TRB Meeting and at the 2017 Roundabout Conference.

Andy Noll, City of Liberty, Public Works Director:

Andy has multiple years of experience in Public Works. Andy has been the Public Works Director of Gladstone, Raytown and now the City of Liberty. Andy is responsible for guiding desirable community development and maintenance through the City's various divisions that includes the Engineering Division. The Engineering Division of Public Works works closely with the Development Services Department reviewing improvements related to Public Streets, Storm Sewer, Sanitary Sewer and Water Projects.

MEETING MENU:

To be announced.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE:

KCITE leadership is committed to keeping you motivated, connected and informed. One way KCITE can can better serve our purpose and goals is to increase our membership. By increasing membership we gain the ability to gather more information from these members and to then provide and disseminate pertinent information to our professional transportation members. We all gain insights and learn from the experiences of the transportation professionals that participate in these studies, designs and documented final outcomes. Real world experience given out to all of our members.

Annual membership dues are $10.  You can pay membership dues with a credit card via PayPal through the KCITE website, or you can pay by cash, check or credit card at a KCITE chapter meeting.  Checks are to be made payable to "KCITE". 

 If you would like to become a member of KCITE, please fill out the KCITE Membership Application

SPONSORSHIP DRIVE:

Sponsorships offset some of the cost associated with the website and is a means to keep KCITE dues and chapter meeting fees as low as possible.  We are seeking $100 sponsorships from local companies that have an interest in KCITE.  As a KCITE sponsor your company will receive logo recognition on the new KCITE website, and on the screen at the beginning of KCITE chapter meetings. If your company would like to become a KCITE sponsor, click here to pay with PayPal or you can pay by cash, check or credit card at a KCITE chapter meeting.  Checks are to be made payable to "KCITE". If you have questions please contact Jackie White at treasurer@kcite.org.