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Source: US State of Missouri

JACKSON/CASS COUNTIES – The Missouri Department of Transportation will make the following traffic changes as part of a two-year bridge rehabilitation project on the I-435 Bridge over the Missouri River.

  • Northbound I-435 will be reduced to two lanes from Front Street to Parvin Road, beginning Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, until Friday, Dec. 17, 2021. These lanes will be located on the outside two lanes of the new structure across the Missouri River. Northbound motorists are encouraged to use an alternate route. 
  • Southbound I-435 will be reduced to two lanes from Parvin Road to Front Street, beginning Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, until Friday, Dec. 18, 2021.The right southbound lane will use the outside lane of the existing I-435 across the river. The left southbound lane will be crossed over to the inside lane of Northbound I-435 across the river on the new structure. Southbound motorists are encouraged to use an alternate route. 
  • Southbound I-435 will be reduced daily to one lane from Parvin Road to Front Street Monday through Saturday, beginning Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, until Dec. 17, 2021. Southbound motorists are encouraged to use an alternate route. This closure will be weather dependent.
  • Ramps from eastbound and westbound Route 210 to Southbound I-435 will be shut down daily Monday through Friday from Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, until Friday, Dec. 17, 2021.Eastbound and westbound traffic will be detoured north on I-435 to Parvin Road and back to southbound I-435. This closure will be weather dependent.

All work is weather dependent. 

This is all part of a project to replace the bridge deck, reinforce the structural steel and repair the substructure of the aging bridge. The I-435 Bridge over the Missouri River, located just south of Worlds of Fun was built in 1972 and is showing signs of aging and wear. The structure sees about 81,500 vehicles each day. This rehab project is slated to be complete by December 2021.   

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 workzone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636).

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