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Kerri Lewis 816-607-2151

April 08, 2013 03:40 PM
Bridge Rehabilitations on I-29 and I-435 near KCI Begin Soon

KANSAS CITY - Bridge rehabilitations to prolong the life of several structures in the Northland begin later this month, requiring the Missouri Department of Transportation to close each structure temporarily. The first bridge to close is the main entrance into KCI Airport for motorists traveling from the south. The northbound I-29 flyover ramp to Route D (Cookingham Drive) will close on Sunday, April 14 at 5 p.m. for no more than 21 days. All work is weather dependent.

            A signed detour will be in place for this closure. Traffic will be sent to the signalized intersection at the ramp from northbound I-29 to Route D (Cookingham Drive). This is the first of seven bridges/ramps in Platte County to close this construction season. The other bridges scheduled to close for rehabilitation are:

  • Both bridges on the ramp from westbound I-435 to Route D (Cookingham Drive): Full Closure for no more than 30 days. Detour will direct traffic on westbound I-435 to northbound I-29 to Mexico City Avenue back onto I-29 southbound to westbound Cookingham Drive. Expected to begin in June.
  • Route 9 to southbound I-635 (Near Riverside): Full closure for no more than 30 days. Detour will direct traffic to Horizons Parkway to enter I-635. Expected to begin by late April or early May.
  • Southbound I-635 to US 69:  Full closure for no more than 58 days. Detour will direct traffic to stay on southbound I-635 into Kansas, then eastbound on Route 5 to reconnect to Route 69. Work expected to begin in late May or early June.
  • Northbound I-635 to Route 9: Full closure for no more than 50 days. Detour will direct traffic to from northbound I-635 to southbound Route 9 onto Riverway Blvd to enter northbound Route 9. Work expected to begin in mid to late July.

In addition to these closures, the ramp from southbound I-29 to eastbound I-435 (over I-29), will be rehabilitated in early May. This ramp will not close, but traffic will be restricted. The bridge will be done half at a time for no more than 15 days and expected to begin in early May.

All work is weather dependent and the schedule could move as construction completes each structure. This project was awarded to Comanche Construction, Inc. for $3.2 million and will significantly improve the life of each structure. With more than 10,400 bridges on the Missouri state highway system - 7th largest total nationwide, one of MoDOT's priorities is to keep its bridges safe and in good condition. MoDOT continues to focus its efforts and resources to provide the best value, while honoring this commitment.

For more information about other MoDOT projects, please visit MoDOT's Website at www.modot.org/kansascity. For instant updates, follow MoDOT_KC on Twitter or send questions and comments to kccustomerrelations@modot.mo.gov. We want your feedback on our work zones! Rate Our Work Zones at www.modot.org/kansascity.


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