KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Transportation is transforming the I-435 and I-70 interchange over the next year and a half.
Thursday and Friday, MoDOT will close the right lane of I-70 EB from 18th Street to Cleveland Avenue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., so crews can place detour notices and equipment in the area.
Here's a look at MoDOT's scheduled closures next week:
- Sunday, March 10
- Beginning at 6 a.m., crews will have various single lane closures along eastbound I-70 between Lister Avenue and I-435 until approximately 3 p.m.
- Beginning at 7 a.m., crews will CLOSE the eastbound I-70 loop ramp to northbound I-435 until approximately Dec. 2020. This was originally scheduled for Thursday, March 14.
- The signed detour will use US 40 starting near 31st Street to northbound I-435.
- Also beginning at 7 a.m., crews will close the eastbound I-70 exit ramp to Manchester Trafficway. This was originally scheduled for Monday, March 11.
The new configuration will be a partial turbine, also known as a whirlpool interchange.
Bridges will be replaced, left exits will be removed and improvements to the loop ramp configuration will be made.
MoDOT stated after the I-70 Environmental Impact Study, it determined this work will relieve congestion in that area.
The $47 million project is fully funded by MoDOT.
Emery Sapp and Sons is the main contractor on the project.
Construction is expected to be completed by December 2020.
For more details on the project, click here.