Lane Closures at I-435 and I-70 Could Cause Evening Rush Hour Delays for Northbound I-435

JACKSON COUNTY – Due to inclement weather in the forecast for later this week, MoDOT Kansas City has adjusted its timeline regarding work at the I-435 and I-70 interchange. These updates may have impacts on northbound I-435 evening rush hour on Wednesday, Jan. 8. This work includes various lane closures. All work is weather permitting.

  • Crews will reduce northbound and southbound I-435 between Raytown Rd. and U.S. 40 Highway to ONE LANE for pavement marking re-configuration beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8, until the work is completed. This could last into evening rush hour resulting in impacts to evening rush hour traffic along northbound I-435.
    • This work includes a traffic switch for northbound I-435. Once this phase of work is completed, northbound traffic will cross over to the southbound lanes with traffic moving in two lanes each direction. This pattern will remain in place until the new northbound lanes and bridges are constructed.
  • NEW: There will be a right lane closure along westbound I-70 in the vicinity of I-435 beginning at 9 a.m. TODAY, Jan. 8, until approximately 5 p.m.
  • Crews will also have one lane of the ramp from westbound I-70 to northbound I-435 will be closed for retraining wall construction daily beginning at 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. through Friday, Jan. 10.

Motorists are advised to plan ahead, leave early, or consider alternate routes. This is all part of the I-435 and I-70 construction project and it will have significant impacts on traffic for two full construction seasons. For more information about this project, visit our website. For potential impacts to traffic, please review KC Scout cameras at or consult our real-time traffic partner, WAZE.  

Please remember that all work zones are NO PHONE zones. Buckle up. Phone down. Arrive Alive. Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway.

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