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July 26, 2021 – For immediate release
Reminder: TOTAL CLOSURE of portion of I-435 for 67th St. bridge work OVERNIGHT on July 29
Portion of I-435 to be reduced to one lane on July 31
JACKSON COUNTY – MoDOT Kansas City is in the process of replacing the 67th St. bridge over Interstate 435. In order for crews to place the bridge girders, there will be a TOTAL CLOSURE of I-435 between MO Route 350 and U.S. 71 beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 29, until 5 a.m. the following morning. Southbound I-435 traffic is advised to use MO Route 350 around the closure. Northbound I-435 traffic is advised to use I-470 around the closure during this time. U.S. 71 is also recommended as an alternate route.
Fans traveling to Kauffman Stadium for the Kansas City Royals baseball game at 1:10 p.m. on Thursday, July 29, should not be impacted.
This work will also close the following ramps during the Thursday evening closure of I-435:
- The ramp from northbound U.S. 71 to northbound I-435
- The ramp from Bannister Rd. to northbound I-435
- The ramp from 87th St. to northbound I-435
- The ramp from 95th St. to northbound I-435
- The ramp from Gregory Blvd. to northbound I-435
- The ramp from MO Route 350 to southbound I-435
- The ramp from Eastwood Trafficway to southbound I-435
- The ramp from 63rd St. to southbound I-435
Crews will also reduce I-435 in the area to one lane in both directions beginning at 5 a.m. on Saturday, July 31, until approximately 3 p.m. that afternoon. These lane closures are to set bridge deck panels and overhangs.
All work is weather permitting.
The existing bridge was built in 1965 and rehabilitated in 2007. The structure is nearing the end of its service life necessitating the need for replacement.
Please be patient and considerate to your fellow motorists. Use the zipper merge and take turns at merge points. Please remember that all work zones are NO PHONE ZONES. Buckle up. Phone down. Arrive Alive. For potential impacts to traffic, please review KC Scout cameras at http://www.kcscout.net or consult our real-time traffic partner, WAZE.
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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