Having the streetcar downtown will be great, but people who work and live in the heart of the city have had to endure a lot of bumps in the process.
Some of them have been jarring. Businesses have had to endure months of construction since the 2.2-mile, Crown Center to the River Market project became a reality instead of a laughable Kansas City field of dreams.
Then after the water and sewer work under the streets was finished and the tracks were set in concrete, the pavement was left an uneven mess. Motorists felt more like they were driving in a farmer’s field in cow town than in downtown in a big city.
But not to worry. Relief is on the way. City officials announced that work crews will grind down Main Street and other roads to make the going smoother for people ahead of the streetcars hitting the tracks in 2016, The Kansas City Star reports.
Resurfacing began this week in the Crossroads and will continue until about Halloween. But people can expect travel on the roads whether by car, bike or afoot to be a lot less scary then.