51 Oak Project Updates

Updated June 21, 2016

Here are the latest updates on traffic flow changes relating to the 51 Oak Project:

Shops and restaurants on 51st Street are open, but access to parking lots from 51st Street will be closed at intermittent times; and 51st Street will be partially closed between Brookside Boulevard and Oak Street at various times. The project team will do everything possible to keep parking lots open, with the goal of keeping at least one open at all times.

Parking is accessible from Oak Street through the Oak Place Apartments parking lot; and from the west end of 51st Street, accessible from Brookside Boulevard closest to Pride Cleaners. Parking is not accessible from the east end of 51st Street at Oak Street, closest to Pizza 51.

51st Street between Grand Boulevard and Brookside Boulevard will remain closed to through traffic. Brookside Boulevard lane reductions continue. Cones will be moved to accommodate the road widening work, which will begin the week of June 20. Two lanes northbound will be preserved and should remain largely unchanged. One lane southbound will be maintained as indicated on the map.

Stop #11 for the UMKC Shuttle Bus, Brookside Boulevard south of 51st Street, will be temporarily closed due to construction at 51st Street and Brookside Boulevard. Bus riders normally using this stop can use Stop #1 in front of Oak Street Residence Hall, 5051 Oak Street, Kansas City, Mo.

51st Street Pedestrian PlanA pedestrian walkway plan has also been created. Please refer to the map for the pedestrian walkways.

The entire street/infrastructure will be complete on or before the week of Aug. 15 when students return.

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