Upcoming closures for Buck O'Neil Bridge work, NB U.S. 169 CLOSING, April 1-2

JACKSON AND CLAY COUNTIES – Crews with the Buck O’Neil Bridge project will make the following closures and traffic pattern changes. 

TODAY, Monday, April 1 until TOMORROW, Tuesday, April 2

  • Crews will CLOSE NB U.S. 169 at 5th Street for bridge work TODAY, APRIL 1 from 5 p.m. until 5 a.m. Tuesday, April 2.

Tuesday, April 2

  • Crews will close the ramp from 5th Street to SB I-35 from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.
  • Crews will close the ramp from NB I-35 to Broadway Blvd. from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
  • Crews will close the right lane on NB I-35 at 12th Street from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

*UPDATED: Please note the ramps the following ramps will have intermittent closures through April 2024 (updated from March 2024).

  • Ramp from Beardsley Rd. to WB I-70
  • Ramp from 5th Street to WB I-70
  • Ramp from Beardsley Rd to 6th Street

RAMP CLOSURE: NOW through May 31

  • The ramp from eastbound I-70 to southbound I-35 will be closed for repair and rehabilitation as part of the Buck O'Neil Bridge project.

NOW through 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10

  • Crews will close the left lane on both NB/SB U.S. I69 for media barrier replacement from the Buck O’Neil Bridge (on the north side of the river) to the on and off ramps at the north end of Richards Rd. Lane closures on NB/SB U.S. I69 will be in place 24-hours a day. While this project is separate from the Buck O’Neil Bridge project, this phase of the project is located within the Buck O’Neil Bridge project area.

This work will cause impacts to traffic and motorists are advised to plan ahead, leave early, or consider alternate routes if possible. All work is weather permitting.

The current Buck O’Neil Memorial Bridge is a triple arch bridge carrying U.S. Route 169 over the Missouri River and serves as a key regional connection between downtown Kansas City and communities north of the river. While safe, the bridge is nearing the end of its projected service life.


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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