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Several downtown KC streets to switch to two-way traffic

Updated: 2013-05-01T13:35:52Z


The Kansas City Star

Motorists unfamiliar with driving downtown might be a little less confused after some one-way streets become two-ways.

Kansas City’s Public Works Department will start the conversion this week.

The goal is to help drivers navigate downtown more effectively.

The first street to be converted is Walnut Street, between Truman Road and 20th Street.

If the weather permits, work begins Wednesday adjusting traffic signals on Walnut at 18th, 19th and 20th streets.

The switchover will be made Sunday.

Other streets to be converted later this month:

• Baltimore Avenue between 10th and 12th Street.

• 14th Street between Broadway and Wyandotte Street.

• Walnut Street between Fifth Street and 12th Street.

The city doesn’t plan to change any parking allignment of the streets.

Click here to see the changes to intersections of the planned street conversions.

View Some downtown Kansas City streets being converted to two-ways in a larger map

To reach Robert A. Cronkleton, call 816-234-4261 or send email to On Twitter at @cronkb

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