KANSAS CITY – Kansas City Chiefs fans will be happy to learn that access to Arrowhead Stadium will return to normal this NFL season. MoDOT Kansas City and the Kansas City Chiefs have worked together to make traffic during game days at Arrowhead Stadium as safe and efficient as possible during the construction of the new I-435 and I-70 interchange. This project is anticipated to finish ahead of schedule, weather permitting.
Motorists will, however, notice work continuing on throughout this month that may impact travelers during the first game of the season on Thursday, Sept. 10. Be aware that ramps at Manchester Trafficway and I-70 will be open before and after the first game to help alleviate congestion from fans going to and leaving the stadium. These ramps are currently closed until the project is completed and will be open for the game on Thursday, Sept. 10. Fans should also be aware that this game will coincide with the daily rush hour and traffic volumes may be heavy. Please be patient and considerate to other motorists.
MoDOT reminds motorists that the following ramps at the I-435 and I-70 interchange are still currently CLOSED:
- The westbound I-70 ramp to southbound I-435.
- The eastbound I-70 ramp to northbound I-435.
Motorists traveling in the area along I-70 that are not headed to Arrowhead Stadium but need to access I-435 should utilize the following routes on Thursday, Sept. 10:
- Westbound I-70 travelers headed to southbound I-435:
- Motorists will exit westbound I-70 at U.S. Highway 40/31st St.(exit 7A) and loop back around to eastbound I-70 and continue to southbound I-435.
- Eastbound I-70 travelers headed to northbound I-435:
- Motorists will exit at U.S. Highway 40/31st St (exit 7A) and proceed along U.S. Highway 40 to access northbound I-435.
This project began construction in spring 2019 and while the majority of construction is scheduled to be completed by this fall, motorists can expect to see various lane closures in the area through Dec. 2020. Project improvements include full bridge replacements, removal of left exits, improvements to loop ramp configuration, and congestion relief. For more information about this project, visit our website.
For potential impacts to traffic, please review KC Scout cameras at http://www.kcscout.net 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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