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Lairyn McGregor (816) 607-2152

June 29, 2018 10:30 AM
TONIGHT: Multiple Areas of I-470 Will Be Reduced to ONE LANE Starting TONIGHT, June 29

JACKSON COUNTY – The Missouri Department of Transportation will be reducing multiples areas of Interstate 470 to ONE LANE in both directions beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 29, until approximately 5 a.m. on Monday, July 2. This work is all a part of the extensive I-470 bridge rehabilitation project that is repairing over a dozen bridges along the I-470 corridor through approximately November 2018. All work is weather permitting.

  • In Independence, crews will reduce northbound and southbound I-470 to ONE LANE from 39th Street to the Little Blue River just south of Highway 40 beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 29, until approximately 5 a.m. on Monday, July 2.
    • This left lane closure is for pavement work in preparation of extensive bridge repairs at the I-470/Route 291 and I-70 Interchange, Highway 40, and Little Blue River tentatively scheduled to begin in August 2018.
  • In Lee’s Summit, crews will reduce westbound and eastbound I-470 to ONE LANE from James A. Reed Road to Three Trails Crossing (Grandview Triangle) beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 29, until approximately 5 a.m. on Monday, July 2.
    • This lane reduction is so that crews can shift traffic to the inside lanes of  I-470 to complete the work on the outside portion of the Blue Ridge Blvd. and Kansas City Southern Railroad bridges. Afterwards, this stretch of I-470 will remain reduced to two lanes until approximately August.  

These lane reductions will have major impacts to traffic. Due to potential holiday traffic, motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and to find an alternate route if necessary. Please be patient and considerate to your fellow motorists. Use the zipper merge and take turns at the merge points.  Please remember that all work zones are NO PHONE zones. Buckle up. Phone down. Arrive Alive.

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 work zone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636).


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