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Prospect MAX construction underway; May 10 update

Date:May 10, 2019
Effective:Nov 19, 2018

UPDATED: May 10, 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 May 2019 includes:

  • Eastbound 12th Street at Main affecting Troost MAX, 9 9th Street, 11 Northeast-Westside, 12 12th Street, 15 Truman Road, 18 Indiana, 25 Troost, 52 Ward Parkway Limited. Passengers should board at the temporary stop at eastbound 12th Street between Main and Walnut streets (at approximately 25 E. 12th St.)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Northbound Prospect at 27th affecting route 71. Passengers should board at the nearside temporary stop (at approximately 2701 Prospect), northbound Prospect at 28th/Victor or northbound Prospect at 26th. 
  • 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.
  • 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 63rd affecting route 71. Passengers should board southbound Prospect at 64th.

In addition, Prospect MAX construction continues at:

  • Northbound Prospect at Gregory affecting route 71. 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.
  • Southbound Prospect at Swope affecting route 71. Passengers should board at Paraclete Manor midblock stop.
  • 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. A temporary stop has been installed farside.
  • Northbound 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.
  • 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.
  • Eastbound 12th at Grand affecting Troost MAX, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16 Truman Road Limited, 18, 24 Independence, 25, 28, 29 Blue Ridge Limited, 47 Broadway, 52, 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 Brooklyn (A temporary stop has been installed nearside, just east the construction zone.)
  • Westbound 12th at Woodland
  • Eastbound 12th at Troost
  • Eastbound 12th at Woodland
  • Eastbound 12th at Brooklyn
  • Eastbound 12th at Prospect
  • Southbound Prospect at 27th (A temporary stop has been installed midblock, just north of the construction zone.)
  • 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 Meyer
  • Southbound Prospect at Gregory
  • Northbound Prospect at 51st
  • Northbound Prospect at 55th
  • Northbound Prospect at 59th
  • Northbound Prospect at 63rd

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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