JACKSON COUNTY – The Missouri Department of Transportation Kansas City has rescheduled the closure of the eastbound I-70 loop ramp to northbound I-435 as well as the eastbound I-70 ramp to Manchester Trafficway. These ramps will now close at approximately 7 a.m. on Sunday, March 10. This is all part of an interchange improvement project at I-435 and I-70.
This project will have significant impacts on traffic for two full construction seasons. It will replace the bridges within the interchange and the new configuration will be a partial turbine design. This provides the opportunity to make additional safety improvements that include the new bridges, removal of left exits, improvements to the loop ramp configuration, and congestion relief.
This project was identified as one of the possible improvements to ease congestion and crashes often caused by merging and weaving in the I-70 Environmental Impact Study.
Emery Sapp and Sons is the main contractor on this project and construction will begin in March 2019 and is scheduled to be completed by December 2020. This is a $47 million project and is fully funded by MoDOT.
The revised schedule is below.
Sunday, March 10
o Beginning at 6 a.m., crews will have various single lane closures along eastbound I-70 between Lister Avenue and I-435 until approximately 3 p.m.
o Beginning at 7 a.m., crews will CLOSE the eastbound I-70 loop ramp to northbound I-435 until approximately Dec. 2020. This was originally scheduled for Thursday, March 14.
– The signed detour will use US 40 starting near 31st Street to northbound I-435.
o Also beginning at 7 a.m., crews will close the eastbound I-70 exit ramp to Manchester Trafficway. This was originally scheduled for Monday, March 11.
Monday, March 11
o Beginning at 9 a.m., crews will close:
– The Manchester Tafficway on ramps to westbound I-70 and to eastbound I-70 .
– These ramps will be closed until December 2020.
Tuesday, March 12
o Starting at 9 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m., crews will have various lane closures along north and southbound Manchester Trafficway. These lane closures are so crews can reconfigure the off ramps from I-70.
Wednesday, March 13
o Beginning at 8 p.m., crews will CLOSE the westbound I-70 loop ramp to southbound I-435 until approximately December 2020.
– The signed detour will use westbound I-70 to Manchester to turn around on eastbound I-70 to southbound I-435.
o Beginning at 8 p.m. until approximately 5 a.m. the following morning, there will be a double lane closure along westbound I-70 from Stadium Drive to Manchester Trafficway.
Thursday, March 14
o Beginning at 9 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m., crews will be installing temporary barrier along westbound I-70. There is the potential for various single lane closures during this time.
o Also beginning at 9 a.m., crews will close the right lane of westbound I-70 in the vicinity of I-435 until approximately 3 p.m.
o Starting at 7 p.m., until approximately 5 a.m. the following morning, crews will have various single lane closures along southbound I-435 at I-70.
Traffic must follow the signed detours or find an alternate route. Additionally, motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and leave early. For potential impacts to traffic, please review KC Scout cameras at http://www.kcscout.net.
For more information about this project, visit the website. All work is weather permitting.
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