Streetcar construction is well under way on Delaware! For the last few months, we’ve walked through the daily progress, stepping between machines and over gaping holes in the road. Needless to say, we’re excited to see a streetcar coming down completed trolley tracks this fall! The completed starter line will include a two-mile round trip streetcar route (four miles of track) along Main Street, connecting Kansas City’s River Market area to Crown Center and Union Station, like this handy map shows:
According to the KC Streetcar Project folks,
“The Downtown KC Streetcar starter line is the first step in a longer-range plan to create a regional, integrated transit system to uniquely connect the Greater Kansas City area like never before. Streetcar systems attract new residents, businesses and workforce and provide an improved and more efficient travel option. It is envisioned that the downtown KC Streetcar starter line will bring new investment and increased property values to downtown along with an increased economic impact during construction and after.”
We appreciate that these folks keep us updated with the latest construction news and we’re excited to see what the streetcar brings to the City Market!