Wednesday, October 29, 2014

KANSAS CITY METRO TRAFFIC ALERT: U.S. 69 over Missouri River Bridge Replacement Project

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- Northbound and southbound U.S. 69 from I-635to Kindleberger Road in Kansas will be reduced to ONE LANE in each direction, 24/7, beginning on Friday, October 24 for bridge replacement work.

Both northbound and southbound U.S. 69 traffic will travel on the existing northbound U.S. 69 bridge (Platte Purchase Bridge). A crossover will be used to shift southbound U.S. 69 traffic to the existing Platte Purchase Bridge. The traffic switch is scheduled for Friday, October 31, 2014 and traffic will remain in this configuration until Thursday, December 1, 2016.

There will be a 12-foot lane width restriction and a 15-foot 4-inch height restriction throughout the project duration.

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.

For more information about this project and other Missouri Department of Transportation projects, please visit MoDOT’s website at