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Virtual Celebration Marks Beginning of KC Water Upgrades on Main Project

Posted on January 4, 2021

(Kansas City, MO) – KC Water will host a virtual ceremony to celebrate the official start of construction for the KC Water Upgrades on Main project. This project, along Main Street between Pershing Road and 51st Street, not only replaces aging infrastructure, but also paves the way for the KC Streetcar Main Street Extension. To learn more about the Upgrades on Main project, please visit

What: The KC Water Upgrades on Main project virtual ceremony will include remarks from:

  • KC Water Deputy Director Matt Bond
  • 4th District at-Large Councilwoman Katheryn Shields
  • 4th District Councilman Eric Bunch
  • City of Kansas City, Missouri City Manager Brian Platt
  • KC Midtown Now Executive Director Kevin Klinkenberg
  • John Garvey, Kissick Construction

When: 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Where: Members of the public can join the event virtually on KC Water’s YouTube channel ( News media members are invited to take b-roll of the start of work at the intersection of Pershing Road and Main Street.

For more information contact Heather Frierson at or 816-513-0280, 816-674-0211 (cell).


KC Water is working to replace century-old infrastructure along Main St. from Pershing Rd. to 51st Street. Contractors will be replacing and upgrading 21,492 linear feet of water mains and service lines. Contractors will also be rehabilitating over 33,000 linear feet of the sewer. Other upgrades include replacing the fire hydrants along the corridor, moving meters outside of buildings where possible, and surveying to find the old trolley track. This work not only replaces and updates aging infrastructure, but it also paves the way for KC Streetcar Extension on Main Street.

For construction related inquiries, please contact the project hotline at 816-337-1013 or email


KC Water maintains and operates water treatment and distribution systems, stormwater management systems, and wastewater collection and treatment systems for residential and business customers in Kansas City and for wholesale customers in the Kansas City area.  KC Water is primarily funded by fees charged to customers based on their use or impacts on the three utility systems.

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