Warrensburg’s Maguire/50 Interchange -- the bridge crossing U.S. Highway 50 connecting the northern part of town with the rest of town via Maguire Street -- has been identified as an area of improvement for many years by the community. Warrensburg has spent the past few years working on a study to strategically examine the bridge standards and traffic capacity needs of the community so there can be continued growth and satisfaction in the future.
The Maguire Street Corridor Plan was completed in October 2012. This plan assessed the improvement needs of Maguire stretching from Highway 50 to Route DD. In the Spring of 2016, the Maguire Street Phase 1A Conceptual Study was completed. This study discovered that traffic gets backed up as far south as Grover Street at times. To address this, City Council and staff implemented Traffic Signal Upgrades in 2018/19 for timing and traffic flow. However, much of the backlog still exists. The study also identified a plan to improve traffic capacity and replace the Maguire Bridge, from Cooper to Young Street. Finally, the study highlighted that height of the bridge does not meet the Federal minimum standard.
HDR Engineering was hired for the design of this project, giving the community 3 possible designs for the improved bridge.
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