Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WYANDOTTE COUNTRY TRAFFIC ALERT: Crews set for third and final blast of Fairfax Bridge

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – The third and final controlled blast of the Fairfax Bridge is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 29 at 9 a.m.

Crews will detonate the northern portion of the truss from the north bank to the Missouri levee.

Unlike the previous two blast events, this demolition cannot be seen from public access points. No public viewing will be available. Northbound and southbound U.S. Highway 69 will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to accommodate this final event.

This is all part of replacing the current U.S. 69 Highway Bridge over the Missouri River. A new structure will be constructed in its place and will include multiple lanes and bike/pedestrian access.

It will be open to traffic in December 2016. This project is shared by the Kansas Department of Transportation and MoDOT.