JACKSON COUNTY — The Missouri Department of Transportation has announced it will temporarily close the left-hand exit ramps from both southbound Interstate 435 to eastbound Interstate 70 and northbound I-435 to westbound I-70 beginning at approximately 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 until approximately 9 p.m. the same evening.
This closure is in preparation for the permanent closure of these ramps tentatively scheduled for the weekend of Friday, Sept. 6. All work is weather permitting.
Chiefs fans headed to Arrowhead Stadium from the north are encouraged to take southbound I-435 to eastbound U.S. Highway 40.
Crews will close the left-hand exit ramp from southbound I-435 to eastbound I-70 beginning at approximately 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 until approximately 9 p.m.
DETOUR: Motorists needing to access eastbound I-70 from southbound I-435 are advised to exit at U.S Highway 40 and to travel eastbound on U.S. Route 40 to the eastbound I-70 on ramp.
Crews will close the left-hand exit ramp from northbound I-435 to westbound I-70 beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 until approximately 9 p.m.
DETOUR: Motorists needing to access westbound I-70 from northbound I-435 are advised to exit at 23rd Street and make a U-turn under the bridge to southbound I-435. Motorists should then take the exit from southbound I-435 to westbound I-70.
In order for crews to permanently close these ramps and demolish the bridges the weekend of Sept. 6, there will be a full closure of I-70 in the vicinity of the interchange in both directions. This is tentatively scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 6. More details about this closure will be released at a later date.
This project will have significant impacts on traffic for two full construction seasons. For more information about this project, visit the MoDOT website. For potential impacts to traffic, please review KC Scout cameras at http://www.kcscout.net.