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Crews will begin moving barriers in place for the launch of this project. Expect lane closures in the northbound and southbound lanes of I-35. More details to come.
Crews will reduce northbound I-35 to one lane between Pleasant Valley Rd. and the Route 291 Interchange nightly, beginning at 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday, March 18 and again Tuesday, March 19 for base rock removal backfill and on-ramp shoulder work.
Crews will close various lanes of northbound I-35 between Pleasant Valley Rd. and the Route 291 Interchange beginning at 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. Wednesday, March 20 for pavement marking work.
Crews will close various lanes of southbound I-35 between Pleasant Valley Rd. and the Route 291 Interchange beginning at 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. Thursday, March 21 for pavement marking work.
Crews will close the right lane of northbound I-35 between Pleasant Valley Rd. and the Route 291 Interchange beginning at 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. Friday, March 22 for barrier wall replacement work.
Crews will close the center ramp lane from Route 152 to northbound I-35 and the center ramp lane from Route 152 to southbound I-35 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21 until 5 a.m. Friday, March 22 for ramp/shoulder work.
Crews will close various lanes of eastbound and westbound Route 152/Kansas St. between I-35 and Clayview Drive daily from Tuesday, March 26 and continuing through Friday, November 15. This will allow crews to remove medians, remove signals and install temporary signals.
Crews will close various lanes of eastbound and westbound Route 152 between N. Flintlock Road and Clayview Dr. from now (4/4/19) until August 2020 for median removal, base rock installation, and pavement replacement. Motorists should not anticipate road closures on I-35 at this time, but there will be work behind the concrete barriers which may disrupt traffic from time to time. Substantial delays are expected during morning and evening rush hours while this project is underway. Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes during peak hours.
- Crews are preparing for paving of acceleration ramp extensions at the 152/I-35 Interchange.
- Expect possible intermittent lane closures for EB Route 152 (right lane) just west of bridge (near Walmart) for concrete pour.
- Occasional traffic congestion due to trucks entering and existing roadway, especially during concrete pours
Crews will begin demolition of the Route 152 Bridge over I-35 on Friday, May 31. Crews will be replacing the old the bridge with a new one. The new bridge should be complete by September.
Crews will intermittently reduce northbound and southbound I-35 at Route 152 to one lane from 7:30 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. nightly beginning Tuesday, June 11 and continuing through Saturday, June 15 for setting bridge girders. Rolling stops will also be implemented to deliver girders to the job site. Expect lengthy delays. Plan for alternate routes.
Crews will close Blue Jay Rd. between Kansas St. and Victory Dr. beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, June 20 and will remain closed for approximately 30 days for pavement, sidewalk, lighting, storm seser and water line work.
Crews will intermittently close various lanes of northbound and southbound I-35 beneath Route 152 for setting girders and installing deck panels.
- Crews will close one lane of SB I-35 Friday, July 12
- Crews will close one lane of SB I-35 Saturday, July 13
- Crews will close one lane of NB I-35 Saturday, July 13
- Crews will close various lane of NB/SB I-35 Monday - Wed., July 15-17
Crews will close the right lane of northbound I-35 at Route 152 from 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 until 5:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23 for setting of an overhead sign truss.
Crews will close the northbound I-35 off-ramp to Route 521 from 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 until 5:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23 for setting of an overhead sign truss.
Crews will close all northbound and southbound lanes of Conistor St. between Kansas St. and Stewart Rd./Victory Dr. beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3 and continuing until Tuesday, Sept. 17 for new pavement, curb and gutter installation and for new side walks and inlets.
Crews will close various lanes of NB/SB I-35 between the Flintlock Flyover and Route 291 Bridge from 7:30 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly, beginning Monday, Oct. 28 and continuing through Wednesday, Nov. 6 for installation of rock, removing traffic barriers and installing guardrail and guard cables. This work will impact traffic.
Crews will also intermittently close traffic at the intersection of Route 152/Kansas Street and Forest Ave. from 9 a.m. and until 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29 for switching temporary signals to permanent ones. This work will cause traffic tie-ups along Route 152.
Crews will close one lane of eastbound and westbound Route 152/Kansas St. between Forrest Ave. and just east of North Clayview Dr. beginning Wednesday, Nov. 6 and continuing until Friday, Nov. 22 for removal and replacement of concrete pavement in turn lanes at the intersection of Route 291 and pavement near Clayview Dr.
Crews will reduce the NB I-35 off-ramp at Route 152 from 5 lanes down to 2 from 9a until 3p Monday, Nov. 25 for replacement of overhead sign trusses.
Crews will reduce WB Route 152/Kansas St. down to 2 lanes between Conistor Rd. and the NB I-35 ramp from noon until 3p Monday, Nov. 25 for replacement of overhead sign structures/trusses. Lane closures will vary, depending on which structures crews are working on.
Crews will reduce EB Route 152 to NB I-35 to 1 lane from 9a until 3p Tuesday, Nov. 26 to set posts for overhead sign structure work on smaller bridge.
- During the same time period, SB I-35 off-ramp traffic will not be allowed to travel EB Route 152 and will be diverted westbound.
What is MoDOT doing on this project?
Project completed December, 2020
Thanks to the Kansas City and Liberty, MO communities for their patience and support throughout this project.
Update 8/26/19: The ribbon cutting ceremony had to be cancelled due to inclement weather. The good news is, the new dual bridges will be opening Wednesday, Aug. 28.
Route 152 over Interstate 35, Kansas Street and Route 291 and Kansas Street are critical junctions for the City of Liberty. These improvements will accommodate development, and most importantly, improve traffic safety. It will also create a safe, efficient, environmentally sound, and economical transportation facility that meets the needs of the area.
How will this project benefit me?
MoDOT will address the needs of improving the I-35/Route 152 Interchange as well as bridge replacement work, street widening and adding turn lanes. The project will also address bicycle and pedestrian needs along the corridor. A multiple-use path along the south side of Route 152 and Kansas Street which will extend across the I-35 bridge.
What impact will this project have on traffic?
The bridge on Route 152 over I-35 will be closed in May 2019 and will be closed for four months. Lane closures on Kansas Street and Route 291 will be expected during construction.
To view a map of the construction, click here
To view a map of the detour, click here
Additional detour map, click here
What is the time line for this project?
The project will begin May 2019.
The project is expected to be complete by the end of August 2020.
How do I learn more?
What will this project cost? How is this project funded?
The project is estimated at $30 million.
This is a jointly funded project between MoDOT, the Cities of Liberty and Kansas City, MO.
- Missouri Dept. of Transportation: Approximately $15 million
- City of Liberty: Approximately $5.5 million
- Federal Surface Transportation Fund: $6 million
- Shoal Creek (KCMO): $1.5 million