Crews closing intersection of Watson Drive and 19th Street in Kearney, Missouri, Feb. 7 - June 1

MoDOT plans to CLOSE the intersection of Watson Drive and 19th Street in Kearney, Missouri for construction of new round-a-bout near construction of the new I-35 and 19th street interchange. As part of this work 19th Street will be closed at Paddock Drive heading west and north onto Watson Drive. Watson Drive will be closed from 19th Steet to west 11th Terrace. Please note that this is a complete closure of City of Kearney roadways. This closure will be in place from approximately Feb. 7- June 1, 2023. All work is weather permitting.

This work is part a larger project, which is 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. 

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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