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Markl Johnson 816-607-2151

April 30, 2018 01:34 PM
Rehab work on the Buck O'Neil Bridge set to begin in mid May

JACKSON/CLAY COUNTIES – The Missouri Department of Transportation is gearing up for a short-term rehabilitation project on the Buck O’Neil (Broadway) Bridge. Work is tentatively set to begin Saturday, May 19, which will result in the closure of all southbound traffic lanes (Route 169) across the Missouri River through November.

Southbound traffic on the Buck O’Neil (Broadway/Route 169) Bridge and I-29 will be directed to southbound I-35 and across the Christopher “Kit” Bond Bridge.

Traffic entering onto southbound Route 69 south of I-29 will be directed to southbound Route 9 and across the Heart of America Bridge.

A single lane of Route 169 will remain open south of Route 9 to allow access to the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. All traffic using this lane will be forced off at the southbound Richards Rd. Exit.

All northbound lanes will remain open during the rehabilitation project to ensure easy access for emergency responders and others to the Wheeler Downtown Airport.

The Buck O’Neil Bridge is more than 60 years old and sees on average of about 40,000 vehicles each work day. Crews will be working to repair cables, railing and expansion joints on the structure. The overall project should be completed by December 2018. For more details, go to http://www.modot.org/kansascity/major_projects/Buck_ONeil_bridge.htm

All work is weather dependent.


Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway.


For more information about MoDOT news, projects or events, please visit our website at www.modot.mo.gov/kansascity. For instant updates, follow MoDOT_KC on Twitter, or share posts and comments on our Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoDOT.KansasCity. MoDOT Kansas City maintains more than 7,000 miles of state roadway in nine counties. Sign up online for workzone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636).





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