Our Work

kcICON Corridor Enhancement

Kansas City / North Kansas City, Missouri

In 2010 and 2011 the Missouri Department of Transportation expanded 4 miles of the Interstate 29/35 corridor from downtown Kansas City, Missouri north across the Missouri River. The $245,000,000 design/build project included roadway and interchange improvements and the construction of a new landmark river bridge, the Christopher S. Bond Bridge.

Confluence was selected to lead the corridor aesthetics design for the project, critical to minimizing the impact of the freeway through a very urban part of the City. Two major interchanges were enhanced with urban design treatments to provide an attractive and unique sense of arrival for travelers exiting the highway and entering the surrounding communities.

Confluence designed sound wall and retaining wall aesthetic treatments as well as the Front Street interchange bridge aesthetic treatments. The Confluence team met regularly with a Community Advisory Group comprised of community leaders and facilitated a broad community involvement effort to solicit input on final selections of corridor enhancements for bridge structures, walls, and gateway treatment design.