For those of you interested in getting some firsthand knowledge of what goes into a huge project like this, both in terms of the engineering and the project management, we would love to include you on the tour.
MSPE Student Chapter Field Trip!
Friday Nov. 6th, 2009 (9:00 AM – 12:00PM, or 1:00 – 4:00 PM)
In conjunction with APWA Student Chapter
There will be two tour groups, one for the morning (9-12) and one for the afternoon (1-4). Pizza will be provided between 12 and 1 for both groups. The tour is reserved for student chapter members of either APWA or MSPE, so if you’re interested in joining either group as a Student Chapter member, contact Tom Assel (firstname.lastname@example.org) for MSPE. We’ve got up to 8 spots for each group, so let myself or Kati know as soon as possible if you would like to go in either group.
We’ll be taking a guided tour of the KC ICON project. What is KC ICON? To quote the website, kcicon.org: “This $245 million “interstate connections” project will upgrade Interstate 29/35 to six lanes from just north of the Route 210/Armour Road interchange to Independence Avenue. An additional southbound lane will be built from the northeast corner of the Central Business District loop to Oak Street. Numerous on-ramps and off-ramps will be rebuilt and several interchanges reconfigured. An “iconic” cable-stayed bridge expandable to eight lanes and capable of accommodating a future bicycle/pedestrian facility will also be built just east (downstream) of the existing Paseo Bridge.” Artist’s rendering of what the finished bridge will look like can be found at the KC ICON website.