GBA Breaks Ground on Road Improvement in Expanding Northland Area

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GBA broke ground on the Old Tiffany Springs Road reconstruction with Kansas City Public Works. This project, which was managed by GBA as the prime consultant, is funded by a combination of KCI Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and a Federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) grant. The reconstruction is one of many that has been funded by the TIF program, which provides tax increment financing to developments in Kansas City North.

“This reconstruction is not only improving safety and connectivity across the I-29 corridor, but is also a key investment in future development throughout the Northland community,” said Anne Schroer, GBA project manager.

The Old Tiffany Springs Road reconstruction will result in a new bridge over I-29 that will have four lanes with a median, curb and gutter, sidewalk, trail and enclosed storm sewers. During the two-year construction period, performed by Clarkson Construction, the existing bridge will remain open for most of the duration. The new bridge features streetlights and pedestrian facilities, as well as lane improvements along I-29, in support of the population growth in Platte County, which is the fastest growing county in the state of Missouri.

Old Tiffany Springs Road is another enhancement to the Northland due to the KCI TIF. The goal of this funding is to support and encourage future growth in the region through infrastructure investments that benefit the community.

“The Old Tiffany Springs Road bridge is another big step toward improved connectivity in Kansas City and Platte County, which the Platte County Economic Development Council and the KCI TIF Advisory Committee have eagerly anticipated,” said Alicia Stephens, executive director of the council. “The economic impact of ease of transportation and access should never be underestimated, and this project will stand as a testament to the importance of public investment.”

For more information on the Old Tiffany Springs Road reconstruction, visit: http://kcmo.gov/publicworks/oldtiffany/.

About GBA

GBA provides innovative engineering and architectural solutions to clients throughout the U.S. Primary markets include transportation, water, environment, buildings, site development, and commissioning.

GBA and its subsidiaries employ a staff of 250 headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, with regional offices in Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Texas and Illinois. Members of GBA’s multi-disciplined staff work closely with clients to accomplish the firm’s core purpose – “creating remarkable solutions for a higher quality of life.”