117th Terr & 118th St Trail

Kansas City, MO

RIC was the most recent sole recipient of the KCMO Parks & Recreation On-Call Trail Design Contract. Under this contract, RIC provided trail design services for a trail along 118th Street from Wornall Rd to the Avila NE Parking Lot and on 117th Terrace from E. 118th Street to Oak Street. The proposed trail improvements consist of 880 LF of a 10-foot wide concrete trail that complements existing trees and neighborhood features and meets ADA requirements.

In order to protect the numerous large, mature trees along the roadway, the proposed trail needed to go into the Avila University property and the north curb line on the NW Avila parking lot had to be relocated. RIC coordinated with Avila representatives throughout the project to discuss alignment and impacts to the Avila property. Avila also had existing improvements being constructed adjacent to the proposed trail alignment. RIC coordinated with Avila to obtain construction information and inspection records to ensure the alignment did not impact the improvements. In addition, our team provided field survey, utility and storm system coordination, geotechnical investigations, coordination of trail alignment and connection points with impacted neighborhoods, the acquisition of land rights and easements, and a cost estimate.