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August 11, 2015

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Ramp Meters In Action on U.S. 69 At 135th Street This Week

LEE'S SUMMIT - Kansas City Scout, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Transportation, has installed ramp meters on the northbound U.S. 69 on-ramps at the 135th Street interchange just in time for morning rush hour on Thursday, August 13.

During the morning commute it's challenging to enter northbound U.S. 69 from the 135th Street on-ramps due to heavy congestion. KC Scout is responding to the issue by adding ramp meters to the northbound on-ramps. They will be on and managing traffic merging onto U.S. 69 for the morning rush hour this Thursday.

The meters work and look similar to traffic signals, and drivers must obey them as they would any other signals. A red light means stop, a green light allows vehicles to proceed onto the highway, controlling the flow of merging traffic. Learn more about ramp metering online at

KC Scout is Kansas City's bi-state traffic management system, designed to lessen traffic jams by improving rush-hour speeds, increasing safety by decreasing the number of rush-hour accidents and improving emergency response to traffic situations by clearing incidents quickly and safely. Scout manages traffic on more than 300 miles of continuous freeways in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area.

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