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Buck O'Neil Bridge project to close downtown I-35 for over 8 months

Buck O'Neil Bridge
Posted at 12:10 PM, Jan 31, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Buck O'Neil bridge replacement project will close parts of Interstate 35 for almost nine months.

The crews will close northbound I-35 from 12th Street to eastbound Interstate 70 starting on March 7.

This closure will last approximately 275 days, according to a release from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

The closure is due to construction of a new retaining wall along I-35 for a new bridge over 6th Street and for bridge rehabilitation work.

"The posted detour will allow motorists traveling on I-35 to reconnect with northbound US 169 Highway," the release said.

Kansas City officials broke ground on the $220 million bridge replacement project in June 2021. The project is expected to be completed by December 2024.