Counties Impacted
Project Status
In Progress
In Progress
Project Update: 4/15/2022

Crews will close the northbound left lane of I-35 at 19th St. from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m., daily, beginning Monday, April 25 and continuing until Wednesday, April 27 for median work.

In Progress
Project Update: 2/14/2022

Crews are currently working on utility relocations in the area. This work effort will not impact traffic. 

In Progress
Project Update: 2/10/2022

Notice to Proceed: April 15, 2022

Completion Date: May 15, 2024 

Public Hearing Scheduled for Feb. 5

Citizens are invited to attend a public hearing from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at the Kearney City Hall located at 100 E Washington St, Kearney, Missouri 64060. The hearing will cover the future interchange improvements at I-35 and 19th Street in Kearney, Missouri, and will be an open-house meeting, which means no formal presentations and visitors may come and go during that time.  Click here to review public hearing boards. 

What is MoDOT doing on this 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.


What impact will this have on traffic?

The majority of the project will be constructed in undeveloped areas and will have little impact to traffic during construction.

What is the time line for this project?

The project construction is anticipated to begin in Spring of 2022 and should be open to traffic in the spring of 2024.


What will this project cost? How is this project funded?

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.
  • The construction contract has been awarded to Clarkson Construction of Kansas City