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.
I-70 Update: Crews OPENED all lanes of and ramps to I-70 ahead of schedule! Lanes were re-opened around 1:15 a.m. Sunday, June 4. Thank you for your patience during the demolition of the Blue Ridge Blvd. Bridge over I-70! Stay tuned for demo pictures. 🚧 pic.twitter.com/QfMWfJjoQd— MoDOT Kansas City (@MoDOT_KC) June 4, 2023
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.