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.