Road closures on I-435 bridge begin Monday

As work to replace the bridge deck on the Interstate 435 bridge over the Missouri River continues, Missouri Department of Transportation crews will close the two left lanes of northbound I-435 between Front Street and Missouri Highway 210 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday to Friday, June 15 to 19.

CLAY COUNTY — The Missouri Department of Transportation will make a traffic change as part of a two-year bridge rehabilitation project on the Interstate 435 bridge over the Missouri River.

Crews will close the two left lanes of northbound I-435 between Front Street and Missouri Highway 210 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday to Friday, June 15 to 19.

“Road closures in this area have the potential for creating significant traffic slowdowns. We encourage motorists to plan ahead,” states a MoDOT release.

Work is part of a project to replace the bridge deck, reinforce the structural steel and repair the substructure of the aging bridge. The I-435 bridge over the Missouri River, located 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 of 2021.

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