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I-70 opens early as demolition crews make quick work of Blue Ridge Boulevard Bridge

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Posted at 11:10 AM, Jun 04, 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Interstate 70 has re-opened as demolition crews made quick work of the Blue Ridge Boulevard Bridge.

The Missouri Department of Transportation closed a stretch of I-70 over the weekend in Jackson County to demolish the bridge.

While the highway and ramps were set to be closed until 5 a.m. Monday, crews completed the work early, re-opening the interstate before 2 a.m. Sunday — 24 hours ahead of schedule.

During the work, eastbound I-70 was closed between Interstate 435 and Noland Road, and westbound I-70 was closed between Interstate 470 and Blue Ridge Boulevard.