New Troop A HQ Ceremony Planned for Wednesday morning
A ground-breaking ceremony for a new Missouri State Highway Patrol Headquarters (Troop A) will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29.
The ceremony will take place at the construction site, which is located at MoDOT District 4 Headquarters 600 NE Colbern Road in Lee’s Summit. Representative Doug Richey, Representative Kemp Strickler, Lee’s Summit Mayor Pro Tem Beto Lopez, and Colonel Eric Olson will speak at the ground-breaking ceremony.
The relocation and construction of Troop A Headquarters will address two issues that are faced at the current location. The first issue is limited space. The current Troop A Headquarters was constructed in 1968 and falls well short of the minimum space requirement to perform tasks in an efficient and cost-effective manner. The addition of new programs and responsibilities has further emphasized the issue.
The new Troop A Headquarters will provide approximately 8,000 more square feet of building space to help provide adequate working space for Patrol employees. The second issue faced at the current location is traffic congestion. Not only is it difficult to access Troop A, but other businesses as well as Lee’s Summit High School suffer from the congestion. The relocation of Troop A will allow for the construction of a new interchange at Highways 50 and 291.
The new location is just south of Lee's Summit Municipal Airport as well.
The new Troop A Headquarters will be co-located with MoDOT at Highway 291 and Colbern Road. This was the original intention when MoDOT built their district office at this location in the late 1990s.
The Missouri Legislature appropriated funds for the project in the FY 2024 budget. The headquarters will be constructed on property already owned by the state, it was noted.