Part of I-70 shuts down this weekend for bridge demolitions

Posted at 8:25 AM, Jun 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-08 16:49:31-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A large portion of I-70 east of the stadiums will be closed this weekend.

Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, I-70 between I-435 and I-470 will be closed so MoDOT crews can demolish three bridges.

The bridges, each about 60 years old, are already closed.

MoDOT said they picked this weekend because there aren’t major events at the stadium complex, and school is out for the summer.

In preparation for the closure, MoDOT has enough sand on hand to cover the roadway underneath the bridges with three to four feet of sand. The sand will help protect the roadway when the bridges fall down.

The interstate is scheduled to reopen Monday at 5 a.m.