Mark from Lee's Summit on 6/7/2021 4:50:41 PM:
The Rock Island Trail has been extended from Lee's Summit to the northwest to the Arrowhead/Royals baseball stadium complex. That section is 99% done and will officially open next month, but cyclists are already riding it. There are 6 segments still to be funded to connect Lee's Summit with the existing Pleasant Hill MOPAC/Rock Island Trail. Currently segments 1, 2, and 6 are funded for construction in 2022 and 2023, but segments 3, 4, and 5 could easily take 8-10 more years to build unless someone makes it a priority. There are low volume county roads that people take to ride the trail gap from Lee's Summit to Pleasant Hill, but you need to be comfortable with onroad riding. I personally take the really low volume routes and link up several of the 8' wide sidewalk trails so I really cut down on the two lane roads that carry significant car traffic.