Traffic Alert: I-435 lanes narrowed as part of the NE 53rd Terrace Bridge replacement project in Clay County

CLAY COUNTY – The Missouri Department of Transportation has made the following changes as part of a project to replace the NE 53rd Terrace Bridge over I-435 in Clay County.  

Crews have narrowed all northbound and southbound lanes of I-435 at the NE 53rd Terrace Bridge to 11 feet and have also shifted traffic towards the median. This traffic configuration will remain in place until Monday, September 27. 

Over the weekend (June 25-27) crews removed the old NE 53rd Terrace Bridge over I-435 as part of a project to replace it with a new bridge. 

Crews closed one lane of northbound and southbound I-435 between the I-35 Interchange and 48th from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Friday, June 25 for guard-cable relocation work

Crews closed ALL LANES of northbound and southbound I-435 between the I-35 Interchange and Parvin Rd. from 9:00 p.m. Friday, June 25 until 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 28 for bridge demolition work

Crews closed the ramp from southbound I-35 to southbound I-435, the ramp northbound I-35 to southbound I-435, the ramp from Route 69 southbound to I-435, and the ramp from NE 48th St. to northbound I-435.

Crews will close all eastbound and westbound lanes of NE 53rd Terrace between Randolph Rd. and N. Richmond Ave. from Thursday, June 24 until Wednesday, December 1.

Detour: Southbound I-435 and southbound I-35 traffic will be detoured to southbound I-35, then to eastbound I-70 and back to I-435. NB I-435 and WB I-70 traffic will be detoured WB I-70 to NB I-35 and back to I-435.

This work will greatly impact patrons of Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun. MoDOT encourages everyone to plan ahead.

This is all part of replacing the NE 53rd Terrace Bridge over I-435. The bridge was built in 1969 and has reached its projected service life. The new bridge will include two, 12-foot lanes with four-foot shoulders and a six-foot sidewalk on the south side of the bridge. This project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2021.

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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