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Prospect MAX construction underway; April 18 update

Date:April 18, 2019
Effective:Nov 19, 2018

UPDATED: April 18, 2019

Due to construction of the new Prospect MAX, there will be temporary closings of bus stops through fall 2019. The affected areas include 11th and 12th streets Downtown and Prospect Avenue from Downtown to 75th Street.

Pedestrians are encouraged to follow signs indicating safe walking paths to bus stops. Buses will not be rerouted for this portion of construction.  

Current construction

New construction through April 2019 includes:

  • Northbound Prospect at Gregory affecting route 71 Prospect. Passengers should board at northbound Prospect at 70th or northbound Prospect at 72nd.
  • Northbound Prospect at Swope affecting route 71. Passengers should board at northbound Prospect at Cleaver II, northbound Prospect at 50th or at Paraclete Manor midblock stop.
  • Northbound Prospect at 35th affecting route 71. Passengers should board at northbound Prospect at 36th, northbound Prospect at 34th or the temporary farside stop just north of 3449 Prospect.
  • Northbound Prospect at 39th affecting route 71. A temporary stop has been installed nearside at approximately 3091 Prospect.
  • Northbound Prospect at 43rd affecting route 71. A temporary stop has been installed farside.
  • Southbound Prospect at 18th affecting route 71. Passengers should board at southbound Prospect at 16th or southbound Prospect at 20th.
  • Southbound Prospect at Swope affecting route 71. Passengers should board at Paraclete Manor midblock stop.

In addition, Prospect MAX construction continues at:

  • Southbound Prospect at Meyer affecting route 71. Passengers should board at southbound Prospect at Meyer (farside) or southbound Prospect at 64th.
  • Southbound Prospect at 59th affecting route 71. Passengers should board at southbound Prospect at 58th or southbound Prospect at 6024 Prospect.
  • Southbound Prospect at 43rd affecting route 71. Passengers should board at southbound Prospect at 44th or southbound Prospect at 42nd.
  • Southbound Prospect at 23rd affecting route 71. Passengers should board at southbound Prospect at 21st or southbound Prospect at 20th.
  • Westbound 12th at Brooklyn affecting route 12. A temporary stop has been installed at westbound 12th at Olive.
  • Eastbound 12th at Brooklyn affecting route 12. A temporary stop has been installed at eastbound 12th at Olive.
  • Eastbound 12th at Troost affecting routes 12, 18 Indiana, 25 Troost, 27 27th Street, 28 Blue Ridge, 71. A temporary stop has been installed eastbound 12th at Harrison.
  • Eastbound 12th at Grand affecting Troost MAX, 9 9th Street, 11 Northeast-Westside, 12, 15 Truman Road, 16 Truman Road Limited, 18, 24 Independence, 25, 28, 29 Blue Ridge Limited, 47 Broadway, 52 Ward Parkway Limited, 71, 101 State Avenue, 106 Quindaro-Amazon, 229 Boardwalk-KCI, 233 Vivion-Antioch, 236 East Gladstone, 238 Meadowbrook, 405 Nall-Downtown, 535 Shoal Creek-Liberty Express, 570 Blue Springs Express. A temporary stop has been installed at 12th between McGee and Oak Street.
  • Northbound Grand at 12th affecting Main MAX, 16, 24, 47, 51 Ward Parkway, 77 Casino Cruiser, 85 Paseo, 201 North Oak, 229, 235 Winnwood-Gracemor, 236, 237 West Gladstone, 535, 550 Lee’s Summit Express, 570, 571 71 Highway Express. A temporary stop has been installed south, closer to 13th Street.
  • Westbound 11th at Petticoat affecting Troost MAX, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 25, 52, 71, 229. A temporary stop has been installed east, closer to Walnut Street.

The following stops recently reopened. Shelter and signage installation will take place later this year:

  • Westbound 12th at Woodland
  • Eastbound 12th at Woodland
  • Eastbound 12th at Prospect
  • Southbound Prospect at 27th (A temporary stop has been installed nearside.)
  • Southbound Prospect at 31st
  • Southbound Prospect at 35th (A temporary stop has been installed nearside at approximately 3442 Prospect.)
  • Southbound Prospect at 39th (A temporary stop has been installed farside at approximately 3912 Prospect.)
  • Southbound Prospect at 51st (A temporary stop has been installed just north of the construction zone.)
  • Southbound Prospect at 55th
  • Southbound Prospect at 63rd
  • Southbound Prospect at Gregory (A temporary stop has been installed farside.)
  • Northbound Prospect at 51st
  • Northbound Prospect at 55th
  • Northbound Prospect at 59th
  • Northbound Prospect at 63rd

Construction unrelated to Prospect MAX but affecting route 71 includes:

  • Northbound Prospect at Truman Road. A temporary stop has been installed at westbound Truman Road at Prospect (at approximately 2510 Truman Road).
  • Northbound Prospect at Gregory. Passengers should board at northbound Prospect at 70th or northbound Prospect at 72nd.

Rider alert signs are posted at affected bus stops with information regarding alternative or temporary stops. This service bulletin page will be updated regularly as construction progresses. Construction information also is shared in the Prospect MAX Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/ProspectMAX.

The Prospect MAX construction timeline is approximate and subject to change.

For route and schedule information, contact the Regional Call Center at 816.221.0660, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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