Pryor Road, named after former prominent Lee's Summit businessman J.J. Pryor, was a two-lane roadway with only one bridge over Cedar Creek, which had been closed for more than 10 years because of its deteriorating condition. Today that narrow, older, road has been replaced by a new, wider, smooth surface, three-lane roadway with new bridges over both Cedar Creek and the Rock Island Railroad right-of-way.
Additionally, there are ornamental railings, decorative lighting, and a stone-like facade. The Pryor Road improvements were funded in large part by the SummitWoods TIF as well as the 1997 voter-approved sales and excise tax that funded the original 10-Year Road Plan. In fact, this was one of the last of the projects on the original 10-Year Road Plan. The design engineer for the project was BWR and the contractor was Pyramid Contractors, Inc.
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