About the Project
In partnership with the City of Kearney, MoDOT will construct a new interchange on I-35 at 19th Street (144th Street) approximately 1 mile south of Route 92. The new interchange will cross over I-35 and will include ramps to/from I-35. The improvements will also include bike lanes and accommodate pedestrians with trail and sidewalk.
In addition, the project will also feature two separate roundabouts. One will be constructed at the Watson Drive intersection, and the other will be at the future site of the Sam Barr Road intersection.
The new interchange will help connect the west and east side of the City of Kearney by providing additional access across I-35. It will also help promote economic development, reduce the travel time and congestion for commuters and provide safer non-motorized transportation options.
The project is currently estimated to be $27 Million. It is jointly funded by MoDOT and the City of Kearney.
- MoDOT will fund up to $10 Million from the statewide Cost Share Program.
- City of Kearney will fund the remaining balance from a dedicated 1% sales tax that was approved by the voters in April 2018.
Traffic Impacts and Timeline
The majority of the project will be constructed in undeveloped areas and will have little impact to traffic during construction. The project construction is anticipated to begin in Spring of 2022 and should be open to traffic in the spring of 2024.
MoDOT held a public hearing about this project on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at the Kearney City Hall located at 100 E Washington St, Kearney, Missouri 64060.
Lane closures scheduled for portion of I-35 near Kearney, MO, June 2-4
CLAY COUNTY – Crews will CLOSE the right lane of northbound and the right lane of southbound Interstate 35 from Fishing River Bridge to Missouri Route 92 in Kearney, MO for paving work. Work will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 2, until approximately...
Lane closures scheduled for portion of I-35 near Kearney, May 19-21
Crews will CLOSE the right lane of northbound and southbound Interstate 35 from Fishing River Bridge to Missouri Route 92 in Kearney, MO for asphalt paving work. This work will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 19, until approximately 6 p.m. on Sunday...
Lane closures scheduled for portions of I-35 near Kearney May 5-7
CLAY COUNTY – Crews will CLOSE the right lane of northbound and southbound Interstate 35 at mile marker 25 in Kearney as part of the work at Interstate 35 and 19th beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 5, until approximately 6 p.m. on Sunday...
Crews closing intersection of Watson Drive and 19th Street in Kearney, Missouri, Feb. 7 - June 1
MoDOT plans to CLOSE the intersection of Watson Drive and 19th Street in Kearney, Missouri for construction of new round-a-bout near construction of the new I-35 and 19th street interchange. As part of this work 19th Street will be closed at Paddock...
Lane Closure Scheduled for Northbound I-35 at Mile Marker 25, Jan. 23-24
CLAY COUNTY – MoDOT plans to close the left lane of northbound Interstate 35, at mile marker 25 (Kearney, MO) for utility work and to move equipment in the work area on Monday, Jan. 23 and Tuesday, Jan. 24. This closure will be in place beginning at...