The new configuration overall will be two lanes on the inside and two lanes on the outside with the ongoing work occurring in the center. Traffic from I-470 westbound and I-49 northbound will have access to the 103rd Street, Holmes and Wornall exits through the two outside lanes only, so merge into the outside lanes immediately after the I-470 ramp bridge comes to an end.
Details here: https://www.modot.org/node/7063
Missouri Department of Transportation is moving into the next phase of the I-435 South Loop Link Project starting this weekend. Beginning Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. through early morning on Monday Nov. 19, the right two lanes of westbound I-435 will be CLOSED to finish concrete paving, pavement striping and to move traffic into a new driving configuration. In addition, the westbound Holmes Road entrance ramp will CLOSE Friday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m., and the westbound Wornall Road entrance ramp and westbound State Line road exit ramp will be CLOSE Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. All details here: www.modot.org/node/6961
Construction on additional lanes and bridge improvements began in Spring 2018. This is part of Phase I of project construction.
Crews began on Phase 1A plans in May 2018. This phase is scheduled to last through the end of fall.
The project begins moving into Phase 1B in August as crews prepare for the next round of paving and bridge work. Download plans for Phase 1B here: /media/15772
The I-435 South Loop Link
The I-435 corridor was constructed in 1966 as a six-lane freeway and an additional lane was added in phases from 1983 to 1994. This segment of freeway provides an important link between residents and jobs on the south side of the metropolitan area. I-435 has become one the highest traffic volume of any MoDOT facility in Kansas City and one of the highest in traffic volume in the metropolitan area.
The project’s primary purpose is to maximize the safety and mobility for all traffic along the I-435 corridor from the Three Trails Crossing to the State Line, as well as minimize future maintenance needs. This more-than-three-mile project replaces the bridges at Wornall and Holmes, rehabilitates the bridges at 104thStreet and the Blue River, and upgrades the pavement on I-435 which includes adding another lane.
Additional improvements include removing the loop ramps at the Holmes Road Interchange, 12 foot inside shoulders along I-435, increased vertical clearance under the Wornall road bridge, new taller and safer concrete barrier wall and longer merge lanes in critical locations. This project will finish in Spring, 2020.
Project Updates and News
KANSAS CITY – Missouri Department of Transportation is moving into the next phase of the I-435 South Loop Link Project starting this weekend. Beginning Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. through early morning on Monday Nov. 19, the right two lanes of...
Multiple Lane Closures Scheduled for I-435 Between State Line and Three Trails Crossing Next Week
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Eastbound I-435 Lanes will CLOSE Overnights Next Week for Paving Operations
KANSAS CITY – Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation will CLOSE the two outside lanes of eastbound I-435 from 104th Street to Grandview Road overnight from 8...
KANSAS CITY – Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation will close the two outside lanes of westbound I-435 from the Blue River Bridge to Holmes Road from 7 p.m. on July 26 and will not reopen until 5a.m. on July 27. The contractor will...
KANSAS CITY – Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation will CLOSE one lane of westbound I-435 next week as part of the project along the I-435 corridor. The outside lane of westbound I-435 will be CLOSED from Wornall to State Line Road...