Tuesday, August 4, 2015

KANSAS CITY TRAFFIC ALERT: I-435 and Parallel Parkway Interchange closed for August 17 - Mid-September 2015

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ---- Northbound I-435 to eastbound Parallel Parkway exit ramp and the eastbound Parallel Parkway right lane under the I-435 bridges will be closed for pavement reconstruction work, 24/7 for 30 days, beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, August 17 and reopening to all traffic in mid-September 2015, weather permitting.

These closures are needed to allow the project contractor, Clarkson Construction, to build a turn lane at the bottom of the ramp that will serve the new auto mall located on the southeast corner of the interchange.

Advance message boards will alert drivers to the lane and ramp closures.

A marked detour will be provided for the ramp closure.

Northbound I-435 to eastbound Parallel Parkway ramp traffic will detour on northbound I-435 to eastbound K-5/Leavenworth Road to southbound 99th Street to access eastbound Parallel Parkway.

Drivers should expect delays during the lane and ramp closures and must use alternate routes. Traffic will be directed through the project work zone via signage, cones and barricades.

Updated daily traffic information for this project and for the entire Kansas City Metro Area can be viewed online at: www.ksdot.org/kcmetro/laneclose.asp.

The Kansas Department of Transportation and  the Kansas Turnpike Authority urges all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and “Give ‘Em a Brake!” when approaching and driving through the project work zone.