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Michele Sewart, 186-607-2027

December 07, 2016 01:21 PM
KC Scout, Kansas City Chiefs Prepare for Thursday Night Football Traffic

KC Scout, Kansas City Chiefs Prepare for Thursday Night Football Traffic

LEE’S SUMMIT –  This Thursday night, the Kansas City Chiefs are hosting the Oakland Raiders for a nationally televised game and KC Scout is already preparing for increased traffic around the stadiums.  Regular traffic volume on I-70 peaks at more than 116,000 cars where I-435 meets I-70, which is also one of the key corridors for stadium traffic.

KC Scout boards along I-35 impacting traffic headed down town, I-435 coming into the I-70 interchange, along I-70 and I-49 into Route 71 will warn drivers of heavy traffic around the stadium. That messaging will begin during rush hour tonight and encourage drivers not attending the game to find an alternate route home for Thursday. Gates open for tailgating at noon with kick off at 7:25 p.m.  KC Scout offer camera views of traffic through the metro, including 8 cameras along I-70 and I-435 around the stadium, so motorists can check out their commute before they leave. Review those cameras on www.kcscout.net.

If you plan to attend the game, the Chiefs are offering a coach’s note to leave work a little early and beat the traffic.

KC Scout is Kansas City's bi-state traffic management system, designed to lessen traffic jams by improving rush-hour speeds, increasing safety by decreasing the number of rush-hour accidents and improving emergency response to traffic situations by clearing incidents quickly and safely. Scout manages traffic on more than 300 miles of continuous freeways in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area.

Learn more about KC Scout at http://www.kcscout.net. Follow KC Scout on twitter at twitter.com/kansascityscout, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KansasCityScout.


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