Kansas City Scout expansion brings cameras to more of Interstate 435

The region’s traffic management system – also known as Kansas City Scout – has just completed a $1.4 million expansion that will give motorists camera coverage of Interstate 435 from Bannister Road to Interstate 70.

The latest Scout project added six new cameras and two new jumbo message boards along the eight-mile stretch of I-435. The project brings to 135 cameras and 41 message boards that are part of the Scout network, which largely covers I-435 in Kansas and Missouri, I-35 in Kansas and I-70 in Missouri.

Scout recently expanded its services into Wyandotte County along I-635.

Overall, Scout covers about 128 miles of interstate in Kansas and Missouri. The system, paid for by the highway departments in Missouri and Kansas, started in 2004