Thursday, January 22, 2015

WYANDOTTE COUNTY TRAFFIC ALERT: Crews Set for Second Blast of the Fairfax Bridge

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ---- Crews are set to detonate the southern portions of the Fairfax Bridge truss spans over the river. This phase is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 24th at 9 a.m.

Crews will close northbound and southbound U.S. 69 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to accommodate the blast.

MoDOT has designated a public viewing area at E.H. Young Riverfront Park, 1001 Argosy Parkway in Riverside, Mo. Public access to the levees will not be allowed.

The current U.S. 69 Highway Bridge over the Missouri River is a structure consisting of the Platte Purchase Bridge and the Fairfax Bridge, connecting Platte County, Mo. and Wyandotte County, Kansas.

The new structure will be a singular bridge with multiple lanes and bike/pedestrian access.

The new U.S. 69 Highway Bridge will be open to traffic in December 2016. This project is shared by the Kansas Department of Transportation and MoDOT.

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