Constructing two-lane unimproved thoroughfares to the city's four-lane standard and widening existing four-lane thoroughfares to six lanes relieves traffic congestion and improves safety.
Revenue from the 1/8 cent sales tax is used in part to widen thoroughfares and enhance traffic management systems and traffic flow on these main corridors in the city.
Between 1999 and 2011, 26 miles of thoroughfares were improved using 1/8 cent sales tax money. Another seven miles is proposed for improvements between 2012 and 2016.
Below are the many thoroughfares that were improved and/or are scheduled to receive improvements using existing sales tax revenues. Projects are listed by the year of construction:
Metcalf Avenue: 86th to 103rd streets
Metcalf Avenue: College Boulevard to 123rd Street
Nall Avenue: 135th to 143rd streets
Nall Avenue: 143rd to 151st streets
143rd Street: Antioch Road to Metcalf Avenue
Metcalf Avenue: 99th to 103rd streets
College Boulevard: U.S. Highway 69 to Pflumm Road
143rd Street: Pflumm to Quivira roads
127th Street: Metcalf to Nall avenues
159th Street: Quivira to Antioch roads