CLAY/JACKSON COUNTIES – The Missouri Department of Transportation will make the following traffic changes (this weekend) as part of the Buck O’Neil/US 169 Missouri River Bridge replacement project. All work is weather dependent.

Crews will close the left lane of westbound I-70 at Broadway Blvd. from 7:00pm, Friday, March 25 until 6:00am, Monday, March 28 for bridge reconstruction work

Crews will close eastbound I-70 at southbound ramp from 10:00pm, Friday, March 25 until 6:00am, Monday, March 28 for bridge reconstruction work

Crews will close the ramp from US 169 Highway to southbound I-35 from 10:00pm, Friday, March 25 until 6:00am, Monday, March 28 for bridge reconstruction work

Crews will close the ramp from westbound I-70 to southbound I-35 from 10:00pm, Friday, March 25 until 6:00am, Monday, March 28 for bridge reconstruction work

Crews will close the ramp from southbound Broadway Blvd. to westbound I-70 from 10:00pm, Friday, March 25 until 6:00am, Monday, March 28 for bridge reconstruction work

Crews will close westbound I-70 at Independence Ave., along with rolling slowdowns of all ramps on westbound I-70 from Independence Ave. to southbound I-35, beginning at 6:30am, Saturday, March 26 and lasting approximately one hour for bridge work

Crews will close northbound Beardsley Rd. at 12th, beginning at 6:30am, Saturday, March 26 and lasting approximately one hour for bridge work

Crews will close southbound Beardsley Rd. at 4th, beginning at 6:30am, Saturday, March 26 and lasting approximately one hour for bridge work

Crews will close westbound 5th at Washington St., beginning at 6:30am, Saturday, March 26 and lasting approximately one hour for bridge work

Crews will close westbound 7th at Washington St., beginning at 6:30am, Saturday, March 26 and lasting approximately one hour for bridge work

Crews will close northbound Washington St. at 7th, beginning at 6:30am, Saturday, March 26 and lasting approximately one hour for bridge work

Crews will close northbound Pennsylvania Ave. at 7th, beginning at 6:30am, Saturday, March 26 and lasting approximately one hour for bridge work

This is all part of constructing a new Buck O’Neil Bridge that can be reasonably maintained, while providing a safe, connected, and accessible transportation facility that improves system performance.

The new Missouri River Bridge will cost close to $220 million dollars to construct and expected to be completed by 2024.

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.

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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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