Road work

CLAY COUNTY – The Missouri Department of Transportation will make the following traffic change as part of the Buck O’Neil/U.S. Highway 169 Missouri River Bridge replacement project. All work is weather dependent.

• Crews will close the ramp from northbound Interstate 35 to eastbound Interstate 70/Broadway Boulevard from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday to Sunday, Jan. 15 to 16, for tree clearing work.

“This is all part of constructing a new Buck O’Neil Bridge that can be reasonably maintained, while providing a safe, connected and accessible transportation facility that improves system performance,’ states a MoDOT release.

The new Missouri River Bridge will cost close to $220 million dollars to construct and is expected to be complete by 2024.

“The current Buck O’Neil Memorial Bridge is a triple arch bridge carrying U.S. Highway 169 over the Missouri River and serves as a key regional connection between downtown Kansas City and communities north of the river. While safe, the bridge is nearing the end of its projected service life,” states the release.

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