Counties Impacted
Project Status
In Progress
Route Impacted
U.S. Route 24


MoDOT Kansas City will be replacing the U.S. 24 bridge over Delaware St. in Independence, MO.  This project will begin construction in fall 2019. This bridge is just south of the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum which will be closed at the same time of the project for renovations


The goals of this project include:

  • Replacing the structure economically.
  • Minimize traffic impacts along U.S. 24.
  • Provide context-sensitive aesthetic enhancements.
  • Stay within the existing right of way footprint.

This bridge is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.

Why is MoDOT doing this project? 

The U.S. 24 bridge over Delaware is reaching the end of its usable life necessitating the need for replacement.

How will this impact traffic during construction? 

Crews will demolish the entire bridge and re-route traffic over the ramps on each side. Delaware St. below the bridge will be closed throughout the course of construction allowing traffic to continue to flow.

Detours will be in place for the closure of Delaware St. below the bridge.

  • Motorists headed eastbound on U.S. 24 needing to access Delaware St. are advised to turn right onto River Blvd., make a left on College St., take a right on Bess Truman Blvd., go through the roundabout to College St., take a Left on Liberty St. continuing until Mechanic Ave., and finally taking a left onto Delaware St.
  • Motorists headed westbound on U.S. 24 needing to access Delaware St. are advise to turn left onto Liberty St., a right onto College St., and to go throughout the roundabout to Bess Truman Blvd., turn left onto College St., to access Delaware St.

What is the timeline of the project? 

This project  will begin construction in fall 2019 and is anticipated to be completed in late spring 2020.

How much will this project cost?   

This project costs $2.7 million.

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