Rockhill Road - 48th Street to Volker Boulevard

Rockhill Road - 48th Street to Volker Boulevard

Location: Kansas City, Mo.

Client: City of Kansas City

The focal element of this $2.7 million project for the City of Kansas City, Mo., is the Rockhill Road Bridge over Brush Creek. This project was an important part of the cooperative city-federal flood control and park development effort in the Brush Creek corridor.

Design and construction included upgrading the extended approach roadways and intersections of Rockhill Road and Volker Boulevard, which are both part of the city’s historic boulevard system. Special efforts during design and construction integrated functional elements of the project with the visual theme of the parks and recreation plan.

The new six-lane bridge, which replaces a stone-arch structure, reflects the bridge’s history through a double-curved, three-span box girder design. Native stone cladding on curved piers and abutment wings add to the effect. Visual integration into the park plan is further enhanced through textured and tinted finishes.

The custom metal walkway pedestrian rail system includes ornamental lighting and irrigated planters. Underneath, the bridge is structured with textured and stone clad finishes, as are the piers and abutment wings. Lighting is designed to form an appealing arched shelter along the walks and parallels a pool in the linear park along Brush Creek. Project design was completed in four months, including state and federal reviews.

  • Roadway design
  • Bridge design
  • Drainage
  • Traffic signals
  • Roadway lighting
  • Signing/marking
  • Traffic control
  • Utility relocation