Buck O'Neil Bridge Project

 

 

 

The John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil Memorial Bridge (formerly the Broadway Bridge), is a triple arch bridge carrying U.S. Highway 169 over the Missouri River and serving as a key regional connection between downtown Kansas City and communities north of the river. While safe, the bridge, which opened in 1956, is nearing the end of its projected lifespan. Even though the bridge underwent a short-term rehabilitation to extend its service life in 2018, a new bridge is needed to provide a crossing that will support continued use well into the future. So the Missouri Department of Transportation along with the City of Kansas City, Missouri,  worked together  to procure the $220 million dollars (that includes a $25 million federal grant) for this future transportation facility to improve regional and local system performance. Massman-Clarkson, A Joint Venture, is the design-build contractor chosen for the project - expected to be completed in 2024.  

The current timeline for the project is as follows:

  • Environmental Assessment Concluded: May 2020
  • Request For Proposal Sent:  August 2020
  • Project Awarded:  February 2021
  • Construction Began: July 2021
  • Anticipated Project Completion: December 2024

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Counties Impacted
Jackson
Clay
Project Status
In Progress
Route Impacted
U.S. Route 169
Interstate 35
Interstate 70

Traffic Impacts

In Progress
Project Update 3/7/2022

Crews will set up a flagging operation on Richards Rd., just north of the roundabout, near NW Harlem Rd. from 9:00am until 4:00pm, daily, beginning Tuesday, March 1 and continuing until Friday, April 1 for utility work

Delayed
Project Update: 3/3/2022

*****CANCELED***** 

Traffic Impacts set to begin March 7, 2022  - Long-term and short-term:

  • Crews will close northbound I-35 from 12th St. to eastbound I-70 (275 days)
  • Crews will close northbound I-35 to westbound I-70 (275 days)
  • Crews will close the ramp from westbound I-670 to the 12th (275 days)
  • Crews will close the eastbound I-70 exit ramp to Broadway Blvd. (2-3 weeks)
  • Crews will close eastbound I-70 from Beardsley Rd. exit ramp to the entrance ramp of northbound I-35 to eastbound I-70 (3 days)
  • Crews will close the ramp from southbound US 169 to southbound I-35 (3 days) 
Delayed
Project Update: 1/31/2022

Crews will close northbound I-35 from 12th to eastbound I-70, tentatively beginning Monday, March 7 and continuing for approximately 275 days for the construction of a new retaining wall along I-35 and for a new bridge over 6th St.  

Crews will also close northbound I-35 to westbound I-70 during the same period for bridge rehabilitation work

 

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About the Buck O'Neil Bridge
The year the Broadway (Buck O'Neil) Bridge Opened
1956
Number of cars that use it daily
50,000
The John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil Memorial Bridge (formerly the Broadway Bridge) is a triple arch bridge that carries U.S. 169 over the Missouri River.  
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Traffic Pattern for new Buck O'Neil Bridge

New Traffic Pattern

See the new traffic pattern for the John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil Memorial Bridge (formerly the Broadway Bridge),  a key regional connection between downtown Kansas City and communities north of the river.

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