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Traffic Pattern Change: Bridge expansion joint replacement to reduce portion of westbound I-435

JACKSON COUNTY – Crews will be making the following traffic CHANGES regarding the urgent bridge expansion joint replacements beginning on Wednesday, Dec. 7, until Thursday, Dec. 22. . This work will require westbound Interstate 435 to be reduced to two lanes between Three Trails Crossing and 103rd Street. This closure will be in place 24/7 during this time period and is anticipated to cause significant delays. Additionally, these repairs will require the following ramp closures:

  • One lane on the ramp from southbound I-435 to westbound I-435 will be closed. One lane will remain open.
  • Two lanes on the ramp from westbound I-470 to westbound I-435 will be closed. One lane will remain open.
  • The ramp from southbound U.S. 71 to westbound I-435.
  • DETAILS CHANGED: The ramp from Bannister Road to westbound I-435 will be opened.
  • NEW: The ramp from northbound I-49 to westbound I-435/I-470 will be CLOSED.
  • NEW: The ramp from Red Bridge Road to I-435/I-470 will be CLOSED.

This work is expected to cause significant traffic impacts to westbound I-470, northbound I-49, southbound I-435, and southbound U.S. 71. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead, leave early, or seek alternate routes if possible. All work is weather permitting.

For potential impacts to traffic, please review KC Scout cameras at or consult our real-time traffic partner, WAZE. Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway.

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