MoDOT warns drivers to be ready for major weekend I-70 shutdown

Starts Friday night!

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is expecting major traffic delays when they close portions of I-70 in Kansas City for construction this weekend.

According to MoDOT, both directions of I-70 will be shut down in Kansas City as of 10 p.m. on Friday, February 21, until 5 a.m. on Monday, February 24.

MoDOT says that I-70 west will be closed between Route 291/I-470 and I-435 while eastbound I-70 will be closed at I-435.

MoDOT recommends I-470 as an alternative route for both eastbound and westbound I-70 drivers.

For more information on the closure from MoDOT, please click here.

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The interstate closure is expected to have major impacts on traffic in the area.

The interstate closure will allow for the demolition of aging I-435 bridges over I-70.

For the latest information on the Kansas City I-70 closure, you can click here to follow MoDOT KC on Twitter.