Lee's Summit looking at plans to connect city to Katy & Rock Island Trails | The Kansas City Star

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Connecting Lee’s Summit’s trail system to the Katy Trail is a matter of picking a route and finding at least a couple of million dollars.

Lee’s Summit’s Parks and Recreation Department hired the Kansas City consultant firm, Vireo Inc., to help it do an analysis of the best solution. A report on that study was given to the Parks and Recreation Board June 28.

The study looked for the safest and most affordable route.

“The less it’s going to cost, the greater is the feasibility it’s going to happen,” said Joe Snook, interim parks administrator for Lee’s Summit.

The consultants, working with parks staff, oulined several variations of a possible route and said cost estimates range from $2.5 million to $4.3 million. The least expensive option would use existing roads for about 70 percent of the 11-mile span to reach Pleasant Hill from Jefferson Street in Lee’s Summit.

MoBikeFed comment: More and more communities up and down the Rock Island and Katy Trails are looking to create better trail connections to their communities. Lee's Summit is just one of them.

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