Major infrastructure upgrades coming to Waldo

Over the next few years, the City of Kansas City, Missouri, will invest more than $45 million to upgrade basic infrastructure in the Waldo neighborhood. This includes a total reconstruction of Wornall Road from 74th to 79th Streets. Expect a major reconfiguration at the intersection of 75th Street and Wornall Road to improve traffic flow, as well as safety and accessibility for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Spire Energy is currently installing a new gas line along Wornall Road. The city will also do water main replacement and sewer separation work. Construction of the roadway improvements is anticipated to start in early 2019 and finish in the fall of 2020.

Learn more about the plans and construction timeline:

Wornall Road Improvements

75th Street and Wornall Road Improvements

Brush Creek basin sewer rehab project to begin soon

More construction work is planned to rehabilitate aging sewers in our area. It’s part of federal requirements Kansas City must meet to improve water quality by reducing the frequency and volume of sewer overflows.

The Inflow and Infiltration Reduction: Brush Creak Area 2 project will restore sewer mains, service lateral connections and manholes. This will result in more reliable service, and less frequent sewer overflows and basement backups.

The southern end of the project area includes approximately part of the Ward Parkway Homes Association, from Gregory Boulevard to 74th Street and State Line Road to Pennsylvania Avenue. Affected residents were sent postcards and invited to a public meeting on March 8 to learn about the plans.

Construction is expected to start soon and will be completed by September 2019. Though the project will not reach our neighborhood for a while, it is important to know what will happen when it does arrive. Some WPHA residents have backyard sewer lines that could be impacted, and our understanding is that those residents will be contacted directly.

To get a better understanding of whether or how your property may be affected by the sewer work, we recommend that you talk with the project team before construction moves into our area. Contact Project Manager Rachelle Lowe at 816-822-4276.

Kansas City’s Smart Sewer Program

Residents to be surveyed for Country Club/Waldo Area Plan

The City of Kansas City, Missouri,  is working to update its Country Club/Waldo Area Plan, which includes our neighborhood.

Area plans recommend strategies to help realize a community’s long term vision for the future and provide a comprehensive framework to guide public decisions on land use, housing, public improvements, community development, and city services.

Here are the boundaries for the plan:

  • North: E. 55th Street
  • East: Paseo Boulevard and Troost Avenue
  • South: E. 85th Street
  • West: State Line Road

The city would like residents to get involved in the process by providing input and signing up to receive information about public meetings. Learn more

A consultant is performing a random survey of residents who live within the boundaries of the Country Club/Waldo Area Plan. The consultant will mail the survey and follow up by telephone with those residents. If you receive a survey, please fill it out so the city can get your feedback on housing, transportation, goods and services and area identity.


75th and Wornall intersection to get trail connection and safety improvements

Waldo is going to get a major upgrade to the intersection of 75th Street and Wornall Road. This City of Kansas City, Missouri, project includes connecting the Trolley Trail from 74th Street to 75th Street, as well as other upgrades and safety improvements:

  • New sidewalks along Wornall from 75th Street to 79th Street
  • Traffic-calming changes along 75th Street from Washington Street to Wyandotte Street
  • Traffic-signal and pedestrian-crossing improvements
  • Improved access to park-and-ride facility on Wornall
  • Improved parking access and parking lot improvements on east side of Wornall
  • Addition of trees and shrubbery in green spaces along 75th and Wornall

A $2 million federal grant will fund the project, along with $815,000 in city capital improvement dollars. The Waldo Community Improvement District and  Waldo Area Business Association committed $10,000 in local matching funds.

The design phase is about to get underway, with construction projected to start in the summer of 2018.

75th Street and Wornall Road area to get nearly $3 million in improvements
The Kansas City Star (Feb. 12, 2017)

Waldo to get Trolley Trail connector
Fox 4 News (Feb. 10, 2017)

City to place $800 million infrastructure plan on April 4 ballot

The Kansas City City Council passed an ordinance on Jan. 19, 2017, placing an $800 million infrastructure repair plan on the April 4 ballot, seeking resident approval for a comprehensive capital improvements program. The program would use revenue created by issuing approximately $40 million in bonds each year for 20 years.

Infrastructure repair plan approved by City Council; Residents will vote on April 4, 2017
NEWS RELEASE (Jan. 19, 2017)
City of Kansas City, Missouri

KC Council overcomes differences to adopt big infrastructure bond proposal
The Kansas City Star (Jan. 19, 2017)

Public meeting Sept. 20 for neighborhood sewer rehabilitation

KC Water is set to begin the Town Fork Creek Sewer Rehabilitation Project this fall (2016), which affects many homes in our neighborhood. When complete, the collection system will be restored, with a life expectancy of up to 80 years of service. It will:

  • Restore the aging sewer system to like-new condition.
  • Reduce the risk and frequency of sewer overflows and backups.
  • Reduce the amount of excess water getting into the sewer system.
  • Meet regulatory requirements of Kansas City’s federally mandated Consent Decree.

Learn more about water, wastewater and stormwater work taking place in our neighborhood

Public Meeting

Come learn what to expect during the Town Form Creek Sewer Rehabilitation Project. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016  |  6 p.m.
St. Peter’s Legacy Center Chapel
815 E. Meyer Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64131

Questions? Contact Julie Jenson at 816-513-0446 or

SidewalksKC action planning sessions start July 13

Sidewalks are a vital link throughout our community. They connect us to jobs, schools, and neighbors. They provide a safe place for children to play and people to thrive. Having good sidewalks is a matter of safety, mobility and equity. Sidewalks are a key ingredient to a healthy community. But in many Kansas City neighborhoods, the sidewalks are upheaved, crumbling or nonexistent.

BikeWalkKC is partnering with several agencies and neighborhoods on the new SidewalksKC initiative to design a plan to fix our sidewalks. Get involved by attending planning sessions at The Whole Person:

  • Wednesday, July 13, 2016, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Learn more about SidewalksKC

Let us know if you’d like to help represent the WPHA neighborhood in this effort!