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I-70 through Kansas City to be closed next weekend

Updated Jun 1, 2018
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Truckers traveling through Kansas City next weekend should plan for a detour as the Missouri Department of Transportation will completely close I-70 in both directions between I-435 and I-470.

The closure will begin at 10 p.m. Friday, June 8, and last through approximately 5 a.m. Monday, June 11. During this time, crews will demolish the Pittman Road, Crysler Avenue and Phelps Road bridges over I-70.

Several I-70 Eastbound and Westbound ramps will also be closed throughout the weekend:

  • Manchester Trafficway to eastbound I-70
  • Northbound and southbound I-435 ramps to eastbound I-70
  • Blue Ridge Cutoff ramp to eastbound I-70
  • Highway 40 ramp to eastbound I-70
  • Blue Ridge Blvd. Ramp to eastbound I-70
  • Noland Road ramp to eastbound I-70
  • Northbound and southbound I-470/Route 291 ramps to westbound I-70
  • Lee’s Summit Road ramp to westbound I-70
  • Noland Road ramp to westbound I-70
  • Highway 40 ramp to westbound I-70

MoDOT says there will be detours using I-470 and I-435. Eastbound I-70 will be reduced to one lane from Manchester Trafficway to Blue Ridge Cutoff, and any traffic that doesn’t follow the detour onto I-435 Southbound will be moved off at Blue Ridge Cutoff. Westbound I-70 will be reduced to one lane before the Route 291 and I-470 interchange, and all traffic will be routed onto southbound Route 291/I-470.

Additionally, Route 291 Southbound just north of I-70 will be reduced to one lane to accommodate merging traffic from I-70 Westbound.

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