KC streetcar project on schedule as crews reach halfway point

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- City officials say Kansas City's multi-million dollar downtown streetcar line is half-way completed. Many who walk, drive and work in the River Market are thrilled to hear about the project’s progress.

"Oh I'm glad. I mean this construction is a nightmare getting through,” said neighbor John Spurlock. "It's a pressure thing. I never know when they're gonna shut off the water off or what they're gonna do; and the noise bothers me."

For the last nine months, they say they've endured lots of traffic turnarounds and detours, and lots of hammering and other noises related to the $100-million project.

The new streetcar line will run from the River Market area to Crown Center. Crews are putting in 12-hour shifts to pull it off, and so far they're on schedule.

Organizers say the new two-mile project should be completed by the fall. Riders will be rolling on the street cars by early next year.