The Leavenworth County Region, including the cities of Basehor, Lansing, Leavenworth, and Tonganoxie along with the County of Leavenworth and the Leavenworth County Port Authority, in cooperation with the Mid-America Regional Council and the Kansas Department of Transportation, are working to prioritize transportation investments in the coming years. The goal of the project is to focus on how these projects will enhance economic development (access to jobs and freight corridors), safety, mobility (moving traffic, bike, pedestrian and transit) and transportation equity within the region. The plan is being referred to as Priorities for Progress: Connecting Community Opportunities.
Two public open houses have been scheduled to accommodate participation throughout the project area. The first open house will be on Wednesday, November 9 at Lansing City Hall, Community Room, 800 First Terrace from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and the second is scheduled for Thursday, November 10 at the Basehor Library – Lower Level, located at 1400 158th St, Basehor, KS from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Over the past few decades there have been numerous studies on transportation infrastructure in and around the Leavenworth County region. These studies have focused on projects that range from modest investments to grand visions of new freeways and river crossings. With these wide-ranging studies, however, comes the question: what projects do the leaders, stakeholders and general public in the region want to prioritize to seek regional, state or federal funding? Public input will be gathered via stakeholder focus groups public open houses as well as an online public survey to help prioritize these projects.
The public is encouraged to attend one or both public open houses and share their ideas on what projects should be considered and how they should be prioritized throughout the county. Community input is vital for a successful outcome to the project. These will both be informal open houses where you can come-and-go as you please. For more information on the project please visit priorities4progress.com.