KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Three Kansas City-area post offices are closing because of financial pressures facing the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).
The USPS has decided to close the Southeast office at 7640 Prospect Avenue and the William Chick location at 2657 Independence Avenue in Kansas City, Mo.; and the Fairfax station at 3210 Fiberglass Road in Kansas City, Kansas.
The three post offices will close at the end of business on Friday, Nov. 19.
Mark Martinez is the manager of the Postal Service’s Kansas City, Missouri-based Mid-America District.
“By consolidating, streamlining and adjusting our operations, USPS becomes a more efficient and effective organization,” said Martinez.
Affected postal workers will be relocated in accordance to the applicable collective bargaining agreements
The closures are the result of a recent study conducted last year.
The Post Office has experienced an extraordinary decline in mail volume and the resulting dramatic loss of revenue, according to Martinez.
All affected PO Box customers will continue to use their current address and ZIP code.
USPS officials say mail delivery will not be affected by this move and the mail services at the closing post offices will be moved to a different location.