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Michele Sewart, 816-607-2027

July 02, 2018 03:35 PM
MoDOT Kansas City Reduces Most Work Zones for Busy Holiday Weekend
Cautions Some Long-Term Work Zones Remain in Place

LEE’S SUMMIT - The Missouri Department of Transportation is taking additional measures to accommodate an expected increase in traffic due to the Fourth of July holiday. 

On Missouri’s interstates and most heavily traveled roads, no additional lane restrictions will be put in place on July 4, 5 and 6 during daylight hours. There are some long-term lane and bridge closures already in place around the state and these will remain through the holiday and subsequent weekend.

Some of the key long-term work zones to consider in Kansas City include:

  • I-470 Bridge Repair project: I-470 is reduced to two lanes both eastbound and westbound at Blue Ridge and speeds are reduced.
  • I-435 and Route 210 Bridge replacement project: Traffic is two lanes through the project but lanes are reduced width and speeds are reduced.
  • Route E Bridge Repair on I-70: Bridge repair near Mayview has traffic reduced to ONE lane on westbound I-70 and two lanes on eastbound I-70 and speeds are reduced.
  • I-70 Bridge Repair at Route 65: Bridge repair at this Marshall interchange has two lanes in each direction and reduced speeds. Access to I-70 from Route 65 is restricted.
  • I-49 Bridge Rehabilitation Project at East Branch South Grand River: Traffic is reduced to ONE lane in each direction between between 223rd Street and 245th Street and speeds are reduced.
  • Route 291 and Sholl Creek Bridge improvements: Traffic is one lane in each direction and speeds are reduced.

The American Automobile Association predicts that almost 47 million Americans will be traveling 50 miles or more from home during the six-day stretch around the Independence Day holiday. Motorists may encounter congestion in the late afternoon as commuters leaving work early mix with holiday travelers. Visit traveler.modot.org to review work zones throughout the state and traffic speeds along major routes.

The Missouri Department of Transportation urges all motorists to always wear safety belts, follow posted speed limits and be alert for slowed traffic, narrowed lanes or a reduced number of lanes during construction and maintenance work. And remember, every work zone is a NO PHONE ZONE.

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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