Road work

CLAY COUNTY — The Missouri Department of Transportation is set to begin a two-year rehabilitation project on the Interstate 435 bridge over the Missouri River, which straddles Jackson and Clay counties.

Crews will reduce southbound I-435 to one lane between Parvin Road and Front Street from 7 a.m. Saturday, March 14, until 5 a.m. Monday, March 16, for traffic realignment.

Crews will also close the ramps from eastbound and westbound Missouri Highway 210 to southbound I-435 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday, March 14, for traffic realignment. Highway 210 travelers wishing to travel south on I-435 should travel north on I-435 and turn around at the Parvin Road exit.

MoDOT crews will reduce southbound I-435 to one lane between Parvin Road and Front Street from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 16 and 17; and northbound I-435 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily beginning Tuesday to Friday, March 17 to 20.

Road closures in this area have the potential for significant traffic slowdowns, states a MoDOT release.

"This is all part of a project to replace the bridge deck, reinforce the structural steel and repair the substructure of the aging bridge," states the release.

The I-435 bridge over the Missouri River, located just south of Worlds of Fun, was built in 1972. The structure sees about 81,500 vehicles each day. This rehab project is slated to be complete by December 2021.

Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. For more information about MoDOT projects, visit

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