Tuesday, May 5, 2015

KANSAS CITY METRO TRAFFIC ALERT: I-70 to I-35 southbound ramp bridge will open June 1

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Following an extensive repair, the closed I-70 eastbound to I-35 southbound ramp bridge will reopen June 1.

The ramp bridge was temporarily closed April 14 after a routine inspection found significant deterioration to the structure. Initially the closure was to last 2-3 weeks. However, MoDOT determined a more extensive fix was the appropriate action which will require more time.

The deteriorated section of the structure will be replaced. The replacement will include the addition of 1,416 new bolts and adding 7,500 pounds of steel.

By extending the project by several weeks for a more comprehensive repair, crews should not have to return for future repairs to the section.

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