KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It will be challenging to navigate some parts of the city for the next few weeks Kansas City Street Preservation Program replace the road surface that needs help.
The latest area to gain attention is KC Streetcar RouteStretching from Union Station north to River Market.
During that time resurfacing work, the KC Streetcar will start with later hours and end services earlier until mid-October:
Sunday: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm (One hour early termination)
Monday – Wednesday: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm (One hour late start and one hour early termination)
Thursday: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm (One hour delay start)
Friday: 6:00 am – 1:00 am (Regular service)
Saturday: 7:00 am – 1:00 am (regular service)
The two exceptions are September 13th and September 25th due to city events where they expect the crowd will need help.
“[It’s] very important,” said Streetcar Grille and Tavern GM Jennifer Hudson. “There’s hardly any parking here. The Streetcar makes it much easier for people to get around.
That’s why Hudson said he tells customers to use Streetcar all the time, because most of the business comes from people who visit Kansas City and usually stay at downtown hotels.
She did not think that shaving an hour off the service late at night would not affect her business too much.
“I think it might affect the River Market, or the bars that open a little later than us,” Hudson said.
That’s where the work started Sunday night. KC Trend Authority Communications Director Donna Mandelbaum said the goal is to figure out how to change the schedule to do the resurfacing work but also provide as much service as possible because so many people ride the tram in the first and last operation. hours
“We will see a slight decrease in our passengers because of that but we hope that this work will be done in a quick way and we will return to regular hours,” Mandelbaum said.
“The concrete pads that hold the tram rails were not touched, only the asphalt that was next to the concrete was stepped on again. When it does appear, so does the white line that tells the driver how close it is to the tram. If you park along the line while it’s being rebuilt, there’s a chance you’ll block the tram.
“If you park in that lane, there is increased enforcement and your car will be towed,” Mandelbaum said.
Kansas City tells FOX4 parking restrictions will move along the route as work progresses with crews putting out signs with enough notice, so drivers know what to expect.
Mandelbaum said it’s important to get the work done before winter weather sets in because resurfacing work can only be done above a certain temperature. Once it’s warm enough, Kansas City will be hosting the Big 12 Tournament, followed quickly by the NFL Draft in April.
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