Missouri I-70 projects planned next 2 years

| March 19, 2010
Expect traffic delays on I-70 near Kansas City this year. (Courtesy Missouri Department of Transportation)
Expect traffic delays on I-70 near Kansas City this year. (Courtesy Missouri Department of Transportation)

Over the next two years, the Missouri Department of Transportation will be working on Interstate 70 through Kansas City, including bridge work and easing congestion where the highway meets I-435.

One of the first projects will be repairing 14 bridges over I-70 from Troost Avenue to Van Brunt Boulevard.

Another I-70 project this year is to add a third lane of I-70 beneath I-435, remove the Route 40 bridge over I-435 and replace it with a new half-diamond interchange to give drivers access on the north side. This new interchange is expected to be complete by December.