KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Construction was scheduled to last until at least the middle of December, but now both north and southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 169 will be back open by early November.
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Both directions of 169 between Wheeler Airport and Route 9 were shutdown starting July 14 at midnight. The detours were estimated to affect 35,000 drivers.
Missouri Department of Transportation officials credit the contractor and nice weather for the early completion.
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