Turkey Creek Basin

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The Turkey Creek Project is located primarily along I-35 and Southwest Boulevard in Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri, in a highly traveled business corridor. Floods typically are experienced every 3 to 5 years. More than $5 million in annual benefits will be achieved through channel widening, levee construction, tunnel modifications and hillside interceptors.                

Progress updates are presented in a blog format below with most recent postings at the top.

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Unified Government of Kansas City, KS and Wyandotte County; City of Kansas City, MO; and US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 

Boulevard Drive-In Theater
CAM-DEX Security Corp.
Carthage Marble Corp.
Central Industrial District Association (CIDA)
CFM distributors
City of Kansas City, Missouri
DST Realty
Kansas City Industrial Council (KCIC)
Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT)

  • 10 Feb 2015 12:45 PM | Glenda Johnson (Administrator)

    TURKEY CREEK BASIN, Kansas and Missouri - FY16 $18,000,000 Construction


    • The FY16 $18M along with the FY15 $4M completes project.

    Missouri interceptors, the last element of the project can be incrementally constructed as funded.

    $7M remaining under current authorization.

    PACR submitted for modification of project costs to $145.3M.

    4.4 RR Relocation, KS Interceptors, and upstream channel construction completed Summer 2014.                 

    Final channel restoration under construction.

    Bi-State partnership serves as Non-Federal Sponsor.            


    More than $5 million annual benefits to the protected and surrounding area.  

  • 29 Mar 2010 4:57 PM | Web Master (Administrator)


  • 21 Mar 2010 11:29 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    The second construction contract was completed by the Unified Government and Kansas City, Missouri, as a tunnel modification contract. This was done to insure that the increased flows allowed through the newly opened channel can be safely carried from Turkey Creek to the Kansas River without resulting in unintended damages in the project area. Construction awarded in FY06 for the remaining tunnel work should be completed in early 2009.

  • 20 Mar 2010 11:31 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    The first construction contract was completed along with the work being undertaken by the Kansas DOT as part of the I-35 modifications. The channel along this portion of the highway work was accomplished in accordance with the approved Corps of Engineers plans. The excavated material was used as embankment.

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