Counties Impacted
Project Status
Planning Phase
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.

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? 

Impacts to traffic along U.S. 24 will be minor. 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 with little impact.

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.