In 2009 KC Scout installed ramp meters
on I-435 between Metcalf Avenue and the Three Trails Memorial Crossing (formerly the Grandview Triangle).
The meters are special traffic signals that
enhance KC Scout's existing system of cameras, pavement sensors, and electronic message signs. This
project introduced the concept of ramp metering to Kansas City drivers.
On the heels of that success, KC Scout considered ramp meters for other highly congested areas.
In summer 2015, KC Scout installed another set of ramp meters at
U.S. Highway 69 and
135th street in Overland Park.
In Fall 2015, in response to congestion issues on I-35, KC Scout is installing ramp meters in the area
between the Kansas/Missouri state line and I-435. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2017.
Click the links to learn more:
Watch videos of ramp metering in action
Ramp Metering: A Proven, Cost-Effective Operational Strategy
I-435 Ramp Metering Evaluation
Frequently Asked Questions