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Prospect MAX construction underway; Aug. 14 update

Date:August 14, 2019
Effective:Nov 18, 2018

UPDATED: Aug. 14, 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.  

Prospect MAX construction continues at: 

  • Southbound Grand at 12th Street affecting Main MAX, 24, 47, 51, 77, 85, 201 , 229, 236, 237, 535, 550, and 571. Passengers should board at the temporary stop on southbound Grand between 12th and 13th streets (midblock).
  • Eastbound 12th at Grand affecting Troost MAX, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 24, 25, 28, 29, 47, 52, 71, 101, 106, 229, 233, 236, 238, 405, 535, and 570. A temporary stop has been installed at 12th between McGee and Oak Street.
  • Northbound Grand at 11th closed June 11. A temporary stop is located north of the driveway in the middle of the block, on Grand. This affects Main MAX, 16, 24, 47, 51, 77, 85, 201, 229, 235, 237, 535, 550, 570, and 571. 
  • Northbound Grand at 12th affecting Main MAX, 16, 24, 47, 51, 77, 85, 201, 229, 235, 236, 237, 535, 550, 570, and 571. A temporary stop has been installed south, closer to 13th Street.
  • Northbound Prospect at Truman Road affecting route 71. Passengers should board at the temporary stop at westbound Truman Road at Prospect (at approximately 2510 Truman Road) or northbound Prospect at 16th.

Due to level boarding platforms being not yet operational the following stops have temporary alternative boarding locations.

  • 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.
  • Westbound 11th at Oak (City Hall) stop closed June 6. A temporary stop will be located on the west side of the intersection at approximately 324 E. 11th during the construction, affecting 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 18, 25, 71, and 236. 
  • Westbound 12th at Brooklyn (A temporary stop has been installed on the east side of the intersection, just east the construction zone.)
  • Northbound Prospect at 18th affecting route 71 Prospect. Passengers should board at northbound Prospect at 16th, northbound Prospect at 20th or the temporary stop at approximately 1810 Prospect.
  • Southbound Prospect at 18th affecting route 71. Passengers should board at southbound Prospect at 16th, southbound Prospect at 20th or the midblock temporary stop, just north of the construction zone.
  • Southbound Prospect at 27th (A temporary stop has been installed midblock, just north of the construction zone.)
  • Northbound Prospect at 31st affecting route 71. Passengers should board at the temporary farside stop (at approximately 3041 Prospect), northbound Prospect at 30th or northbound Prospect at Linwood. 
  • 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.
  • Southbound Prospect at 35th affecting route 71. Passengers should board at temporary located just north side of the intersection at approximately 3442 Prospect.
  • Northbound Prospect at 39th affecting route 71. Passengers should board at the temporary stop nearside, northbound Prospect at 40th or northbound Prospect at 38th.
  • Southbound Prospect at 39th (A temporary stop has been installed on the south side of the intersection at approximately 3912 Prospect.)
  • Northbound Prospect at Swope affecting route 71. Passengers should board at northbound farside temporary stop at Swope or Prospect at Cleaver II or northbound Prospect at 50th.
  • Southbound Prospect at Swope affecting route 71. Passengers should board at temporary farside stop south of intersection at Swope.
  • Northbound Prospect at Gregory affecting route 71. Passengers should board at temporary boarding location just north of Gregory (at Shell Station) or northbound Prospect at 70th or northbound Prospect at 72nd.

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

  • Westbound 11th at Grand
  • Westbound 12th at Brooklyn (A temporary stop has been installed on the east side of the intersection, just east the construction zone.)
  • Westbound 12th at Woodland
  • Eastbound 12th and Main/Baltimore
  • Eastbound 12th at Troost
  • Eastbound 12th at Woodland
  • Eastbound 12th at Brooklyn
  • Eastbound 12th at Prospect
  • Southbound Prospect at 23th
  • Northbound Prospect at 27th
  • Southbound Prospect at 27th
  • Southbound Prospect at 35th
  • Southbound Prospect at 39th
  • Northbound Prospect at 43rd 
  • Southbound Prospect at 43rd 
  • Northbound Prospect at 51st
  • Southbound Prospect at 51st
  • Southbound Prospect at 55th
  • Northbound Prospect at 55th
  • Southbound Prospect at 59th 
  • Northbound Prospect at 59th 
  • Southbound Prospect at 63rd
  • Northbound Prospect at 63rd
  • Northbound Prospect at Meyer
  • Southbound Prospect at Meyer
  • Southbound Prospect at Gregory
  • Northbound Prospect at Gregory

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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