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Source: US State of Missouri

JACKSON COUNTY– The Missouri Department of Transportation will CLOSE various ramps along I-70 in the downtown loop beginning on Monday, June 22 and on Friday, June 26. These closures will be overnight between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Motorists must find alternate routes during this time. All work is weather permitting.

Monday, June 22

  • Crews will CLOSE the ramp from southbound U.S. 71/eastbound I-70 to eastbound I-70 beginning at approximately 8 p.m. on Monday, June 22 until 6 a.m. the following morning.
  • Crews will CLOSE the ramp from westbound I-70 to westbound I-670 beginning at approximately 8 p.m. on Monday, June 22 until 6 a.m. the following morning. This closure will impact the detour route in place for KDOT’s Lewis and Clark bridge replacement project. Motorists traveling this direction should follow westbound I-70 to northbound I-35 and take the exit to Front St. to turn around and continue on to Kansas.

Friday, June 26

  • Crews will CLOSE the ramp from westbound I-70 to northbound U.S. 71/westbound I-70 beginning at approximately 8 p.m. on Friday, June 26, until 6 a.m. the following morning

This closure is part of a pavement rehabilitation project along both directions of I-70 in downtown Kansas City from approximately State Line to the Manchester Trafficway scheduled to be completed by mid-October 2020. All work is weather permitting.

Please be patient and considerate to your fellow motorists. Use the zipper merge and take turns at merge points.  Please remember that all work zones are NO PHONE ZONES. Buckle up. Phone down. Arrive Alive.

For potential impacts to traffic, please review KC Scout cameras at http://www.kcscout.net or consult our real-time traffic partner, WAZE.

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.

For more information about MoDOT news, projects or events, please visit our website at www.modot.mo.gov/kansascity. For instant updates, follow MoDOT_KC on Twitter, or share posts and comments on our Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoDOT.KansasCity.  MoDOT Kansas City maintains more than 7,000 miles of state roadway in nine counties. Sign up online for work zone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636).

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