Wednesday, April 8, 2015

KANSAS CITY TRAFFIC ALERT: U.S. Highway 69 to close April 11-12

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS - On Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12, construction crews expect to close both north and southbound U.S. 69 Highway.

Northbound will be closed from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day; southbound will be closed from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

Northbound traffic will be rerouted at 179th Street to 151st Street via Metcalf; southbound will be rerouted at 151st Street to 179th Street via Metcalf.

The highway closing is for placement of bridge beams over the highway.
159th Street at U.S. 69 will also be closed from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 11 and 12. The suggested detour route is 151st Street.

Northbound U.S. 69 traffic will also be reduced to one lane starting at 167th Street to 159th Street beginning April 16 through September 2015. The lane reduction is so road crews can work at building auxiliary lanes for the new interchange.

The schedule for all work is dependent upon favorable weather conditions, allowing for construction crews to remain on schedule.

A new interchange is being built at U.S. 69 and 159th Street to relieve congestion at the U.S. 69 and 151st Street Interchange and on 151st Street.

The project came about due to a first-of-its-kind agreement involving the state, the city and a private developer.

The Kansas Department of Transportation, Price Brothers and Overland Park are all contributing to the $18.9 million project.

Work on the project is set for completion later this year.