Counties Impacted
Jackson
Project Status
Planning Phase

PROJECT DETAILS

MoDOT is in the process of replacing the Baltimore Ave. bridge over I-670. This bridge was nearing the end of its service life necessitating its replacement. The new bridge will be the same height and width as the current bridge. The decorative fence on the existing bridge will be re-attached to the new structure. The cost of this bridge replacement is approximately $3.2 million and if fully funded using a combination of state and federal funds. 

TRAFFIC IMPACTS AND TIMELINE

This project was let in January 2021 and construction began in the spring of 2021. The new bridge is anticipated to be completed by December 2021During construction, Baltimore Ave. will be closed at Truman Rd. The Baltimore Ave. bridge detour is signed. Motorists will utilize 14th St., Main St., and 16th St., to route around the bridge closure. Motorists can expect some lane switches/closures on I-670. 

The bridge demolition also required the TOTAL CLOSURE of I-670 between I-35 and I-70 (the south side of the downtown loop) the weekend of Aug. 7. Only one direction of I-670 will be closed at a time. Motorists must find alternates routes during this time:
 

Saturday, Aug. 7 – Closure of westbound I-670

  • Crews will close westbound I-670 between I-70 and I-35 beginning at 3 a.m. until approximately 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7.
  • The following ramps will also be closed during this time:
    • The ramp from eastbound I-70 to westbound I-670.
    • The ramp from northbound U.S. 71 to westbound I-670.
    • The ramp from 10th St. to westbound I-670.
    • The ramp from westbound I-70 to westbound I-670.
  • NEW INFO: This closure should NOT impact travelers headed to Arrowhead Stadium for the Garth Brooks concert. Crews are scheduled to be off of the roadway before the concert concludes.
  • NEW INFO: This closure may impact travelers headed westbound on I-70 to any events in Power & Light or other areas of downtown Kansas City. Motorists must find alternate routes during the closure and should plan to leave early.

Sunday, Aug. 8 – Closure of eastbound I-670

  • Crews will close eastbound I-670 between I-35 and I-70 beginning at 6 a.m. until approximately 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 8.
  • The following ramps will also be closed during this time:
    • The ramp from northbound I-35 to eastbound I-670.
    • The ramp from southbound I-35 to eastbound I-670.
    • The Truman Rd. ramp just past Broadway to eastbound I-670.
    • The ramp from Wyoming St. to eastbound I-670.

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Baltimore over I-670