MIL-OSI USA: Upcoming ramp closure for Buck O’Neil Bridge work, beginning March 18

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Source: US State of Missouri

EB I-70 to SB I-35 ramp closure to begin March 18 through May 31.

JACKSON AND CLAY COUNTIES – Crews with the Buck O’Neil Bridge project will make the following closures and traffic pattern changes. 

NEW UPCOMING RAMP CLOSURE: March 18 through May 31

The ramp from eastbound I-70 to southbound I-35 will be closed for repair and rehabilitation as part of the Buck O’Neil Bridge project.

This work will cause impacts to traffic and motorists are advised to plan ahead, leave early, or consider alternate routes if possible. All work is weather permitting.

The current Buck O’Neil Memorial Bridge is a triple arch bridge carrying U.S. Route 169 over the Missouri River and serves as a key regional connection between downtown Kansas City and communities north of the river. While safe, the bridge is nearing the end of its projected service life.


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.

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