TRAFFIC ALERT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

July 20, 2016

News Contact:  Kimberly Qualls, (785) 640-9340 or [email protected]

WEEKDAY OVERNIGHT FULL ROAD & RAMP CLOSURES: Southbound I-35 from 87th Street to I-435 FULLY CLOSED to traffic for the setting of bridge girders on the eastbound and westbound I-435 mainline bridges beginning at 10 p.m., Thursday-Friday, July 21-22 and reopening at 5 a.m. Friday-Saturday, July 22-23, weather permitting. Note: Southbound I-35 ONE LEFT LANE from 75th Street to I-435 will be CLOSED from 8 p.m. until the 10 p.m. full overnight closure begins. Due to a delayed delivery of the bridge girders, this overnight closure has now been rescheduled for a later date.

In addition, these ramps will be closed overnight:

  • Southbound I-35 to westbound I-435 ramp
  • 87th Street to southbound I-35 on-ramp
  • 95th Street to southbound I-35 on-ramp
  • Southbound I-35 to 95th Street off-ramp

 

Advance message boards will alert drivers to the overnight full road and ramp closures. Traffic will detour via southbound U.S. 69 to westbound I-435 to access southbound I-35. See marked detour map below.

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Updated daily traffic information for the #jocogateway interchange project can be viewed at: www.jocogateway.com and for the entire Kansas City Metro Area at: www.ksdot.org/kcmetro/laneclose.asp.

The Kansas Department of Transportation urges all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and “Give ‘Em a Brake!” when approaching and driving through the project work zone.

Overall #JoCoGateway Phase Two Project work is scheduled to be completed in December 2016. (KDOT Project #435-46 KA-1002-06)