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Parts of I-70 closed this weekend; plan ahead

Be advised of the closure of I-70 this weekend, especially if you are coming to Truman Gala Saturday evening!

 

Here is the statement about the closure from MoDOT:

 

  • There will be a complete closure of both Crysler Avenue from E. 41st Terrace St. to E. 41st and Phelps Road from E. 42nd Terrace St. to E. 40th Terrace St. beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, until approximately Thursday, Nov. 1.
  • There will be a complete closure of Pittman Road from E. 42nd Street to E. 41st Street beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, June 1, until approximately Thursday, Nov. 1.
  • There will be COMPLETE CLOSURE of Interstate 70 in both directions between I-435 and I-470 beginning at 10 p.m. on Friday, June 8, until approximately 5 a.m. on Monday, June 11. This closure is for the demolition of the Pittman Road, Crysler Avenue, and Phelps Road bridges over I-70. This work will have major impacts to traffic. Plan ahead. Leave early. Motorists MUSTfollow the signed detour using I-470 and I-435, or find an alternate route.  
  • Eastbound I-70 ramp closures include:
    • 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.
  • Westbound I-70 ramp closures include:
  • 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.
  • Eastbound I-70 will be reduced to one lane from Manchester Trafficway to Blue Ridge Cutoff. Any traffic that does not follow the detour onto southbound I-435 will be moved off at Blue Ridge Cutoff.
  • Westbound I-70 will be reduced to one lane before the Route 291 and the I-470 interchange. All traffic will be routed onto southbound Route 291/I-470.
  • Southbound Route 291 just north of I-70 will be reduced to one lane to accommodate merging traffic from westbound I-70

All three bridges will be demolished over the course of one weekend (to be determined at a later date).

While the current bridges are being rebuilt, traffic will be detoured. Motorists will not be able to access I-70 at these three locations during the demolition. A map of detours is available here.

There will be various lane closures along I-70 during off peak travel times throughout the course of the construction season. The three bridges over I-70 will be closed during construction.

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If you are coming to Arrowhead Saturday night from the east, choose an alternate route. 40 Highway is probably the best option.

Plan ahead as traffic will probably be thick.