In This Issue
Fall Edition of the Blue Springs Magazine Now Available
Blue Springs BBQ Blaze-Off
Woods Chapel Road Update
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 Blue Springs Fall Fun Festival 

Friday, September 13

Noon to 10 p.m.


Saturday, September 14

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Sunday, September 15

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Downtown Blue Springs

 Let's Move! Saturdays Happy Birthday Party! 

September 21, 1-4 p.m.

Gage Center

1101 NW Jefferson


Wow!  Has it been two years already?  Join Let's Move! Saturdays as they celebrate two years at the Gage Center!


This program has been wildly successful here in Blue Springs.  What you may not know is that it is operated on almost a full volunteer basis.  The businesses donate their time and facility, local volunteers and StandUp Blue Springs coordinate the events and Cockrell & McIntosh Pediatrics donates funds to print the calendar of events.  The City of Blue Springs helps to promote these events.  


To see the 2013 Fall Let's Move! Blue Springs Calendar of Events, click here.


This group is always in need of volunteers to keep the program going.  If you would like to donate your time or services to the program, click here.

 Dentistry from the Heart by Foster Dental Care

September 28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Foster Dental Care

2150 NW South Outer Road


Foster Dental Care is teaming up with Dentistry From the Heart to offer
FREE Dentistry for our community.


Services Performed Include:
Cleanings, Fillings & Extractions


All treatment is first-come, first-served, adults only; be sure to bring state ID & a list of any medications & health information.  Information Line: (816) 463-9529


To volunteer or donate supplies/services for the event, email

 Let's Move! Saturdays!

  Dynamic Dance
1901 SW Highway 7
August 24, 11 a.m. to noon
Join us for a Hip Hop Dance Party!

   Blue Springs Family YMCA
August 31, noon to 3 p.m.
Join us for an open swim session.
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Hello and welcome to News Happenings Around Town, your one-stop source for City information and news updates, including those items most important to you.


Labor Day Weekend is almost upon us. It's a time for us to relax, enjoy the fading warm weather and spend time with family and friends. 

Currently, the City forming the 2013-14 Fiscal Year Budget.  Have you ever wondered what a City budget looks like? We have loaded the proposed FY 2013-14 budget to our website for your review. Click here to see the City's proposed, current and past budgets.  The public hearing for the City's budget will be held on Wednesday, September 4 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building and public comment will be taken at this meeting.  
There will only be one City Council Meeting in September due to the annual Missouri Municipal League Annual Conference.  This conference is a way for elected officials throughout Missouri to come together and learn new and innovative solutions to challenges within our communities.  To learn more about the Missouri Municipal League, click here.


As always, please continue sharing this timely publication and spreading the word about what's good and going on in the City of Blue Springs.

Fall Edition of the Blue Springs Magazine Now Available


Do you want to know more about what's new and going on in Blue Springs? The Blue Springs Magazine keeps you up-to-date on all the news, events and community developments taking place in the City. The fall 2013 issue will be mailed to residents' homes soon and is now available online and at City Hall. 


Featured articles include the Woods Chapel Road Updates, Downtown Alive Outstanding Affiliate Community Award and the fourth annual 'My Blue Springs Photo Contest!' 


To view the Blue Springs Magazine, click here.  To view the Activity Guide, click here.  If you would like to learn more about the Blue Springs Magazine or review past editions, click here.

Blue Springs BBQ Blaze-Off

September 6 & 7

Hidden Valley Sports Complex, 6500 NW Valley View Road

Celebrating 30 years of "Good Times, Good Friends, and GREAT
BBQ!" Purchase BBQ, side dishes and even desserts from the
contestants. New this year is a Mini Carnival!  Be sure to bring the whole family for this fun event.

Friday, September 6
6-11 p.m.  - Beer Garden, BBQ Vendors and Mini Carnival Open
7-11 p.m. - Mighty Moe Joe's on the Main Stage

Saturday, September 7
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  - Beer Garden, BBQ Vendors and Mini Carnival Open
Local entertainment every hour!
4 p.m. BBQ Awards Ceremony

To visit the Blue Springs BBQ Blaze-Off Web site, click here
Woods Chapel Road Update

Woods Chapel Road Update


Phase I of the Woods Chapel Road project is moving full steam ahead! I am not sure if you have driven through the corridor lately, but crews have been working on bridge reconstruction, landscaping and street lights.


Right now, crews are working on:

  • Crews are installing the steel for the bridge abutment and pouring the concrete pavement for the west side of the I-70 Interchange.
  • Capital Electric Crews are installing street light poles in the center lane of the new concrete paving.
  • Arbor Masters are installing the landscaping between the eastbound off ramp and I-70.

Phase II of the Woods Chapel Road project is also making progress.  The bottom photo above shows utility crews moving their service lines to make way for construction to begin in the fall.


Diverging Diamond Interchange  


What Does A Diverging Diamond Interchange Look Like?
What Does A Diverging Diamond Interchange Look Like?


We are anticipating that the Diverging Diamond Interchange will be operational this fall.  That being said, we will all need to learn how to navigate through a new traffic pattern.


What is a Diverging Diamond Interchange?

The diverging diamond interchange has been a success in other locations in Missouri.  Motorists diverge, or cross over to the opposite
side of the highway. Drivers making left turns experience a decrease in traffic delay because the left turn becomes a "free flow" movement. This means motorists don't have to cross in front of traffic from the opposing lanes.  Rear-end and left turn crashes have been reduced at locations with the diverging diamond traffic pattern.  


For more information about the Diverging Diamond Interchange, click here.

I hope you have found this issue of News Happenings Around Town to be both informative and timely for your City information needs. Is there anything we missed? Do you have questions about any of the articles from this issue? Share your thoughts with me and the City Council by calling City Hall at (816) 228-0110. Know that we truly value your time and support for our City and hope you join us for the next issue of News Happenings
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Carson Ross, Mayor
City of Blue Springs
The City of Blue Springs is a unique community where families, visitors and businesses share a special quality of life and an abundant spirit of community closeness and cooperation. 


Our number one goal is to ensure that our residents, visitors and patrons receive quality customer service and attention with every program and service the City provides. Just as you stand by a community that strives to meet your family's needs, we promise to do our best to meet these needs and anticipate what's best for you and our community, to the best of our ability.