Chipman Road - Blue Parkway to M-291

Chipman Road - Blue Parkway to M-291

Location: Lee's Summit, Mo.

Client: City of Lee's Summit

Completion Date: Design: 2005; Construction: 2007

Chipman Road is a major east-west arterial serving the central part of Lee’s Summit, Mo., north of its downtown district. The feasibility report prepared for the project outlined the type of rehabilitation that should be undertaken to reconstruct this section of roadway. Specific recommendations were made regarding the number of lanes to build, the typical section and pavement section for the project, as well as intersection geometric improvements and construction phasing.

Extensive non-destructive testing was done to the existing pavement, including falling weight deflectometer, dynamic cone penetrometer test and ground penetrating radar. The combination of these tests coupled with a subsurface investigation program was used to determine the remaining life of the pavement and to evaluate rehabilitation options.

Burns & McDonnell prepared plans for the reconstruction of 2.5-mile section of roadway in two construction contracts. Open ditch sections were replaced with an enclosed storm drainage system. A multiuse pedestrian/bikeway was part of the project with ties to city park. Part of the centerline was adjusted to utilize the existing right-of-way and minimize the addition of new right-of-way. Modular block retaining walls were utilize to minimize grade changes in the yards.

Public meetings collected input from abutting property owners and informed the public of the proposed design. A street lighting system was designed for the street improvements and new traffic signals were installed at Douglas and Independence intersections. Access management policies were put to use through a business section of the project to consolidate entrances and control left-turn movements.

  • Roadway design
  • Bridge design
  • Drainage
  • Traffic signals
  • Roadway lighting
  • Signing/marking
  • Traffic control
  • Environmental
  • Geotechnical
  • Utility relocation
  • Right-of-way descriptions
  • Landscape design
  • Construction management