Longview Road has been closed for improvements from Hickman Mills Drive to Applewood Drive beginning March 15, 2010. It will remain closed for approximately two months. Plans include widening the street to three 11-ft. lanes, adding two 4-ft. wide share-the-road bicycle lanes and concrete sidewalks on each side of the road. The project will also feature four rain gardens as part of the drainage system. Jackson County Public Works is managing the project for Kansas City. Electronic signage and traditional detour signs will direct commuters.
Detours: Eastbound on Longview Road, turn north on Hickman Mills Drive to Red Bridge Road, east on Red Bridge to Blue Ridge Boulevard, south to Longview Road. Westbound on Longview Road turn south on Blue Ridge Boulevard, then north on Hickman Mills Drive to Longview Road.