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‘Total closure’ of I-70 in Kansas City coming this weekend

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Missouri transportation officials say that drivers must find alternate routes this weekend during a major interstate shutdown.

Starting at 8 p.m. on Friday, August 20, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) Kansas City will perform a “total closure” of eastbound and westbound I-70 between the state line to I-35 in the northeast corner of the downtown loop.

Both directions of I-70 are expected to remain closed through the weekend and to reopen at 5 a.m. on Monday, August 23.

The interstate closure will allow crews to make pavement repairs.

Several ramps will also be closed over the weekend, including:

  • The ramp from southbound MO Route 9 to northbound I-35.
  • The ramp from southbound U.S. 169 to northbound I-35.
  • The ramp from Sixth St. to northbound I-35.
  • The ramp from Independence Ave. to southbound I-35.
  • The ramp from southbound MO Route 9 to southbound I-35.
  • The ramp from Delaware St. to southbound I-35.
  • The ramp from northbound U.S. 169 to southbound I-35.
  • The ramp from northbound I-35 to eastbound I-70.
  • The ramps from Broadway to eastbound and westbound I-70
  • The ramp from Beardsley to westbound I-70.
  • The ramp from 5th St. to westbound I-70.

MoDOT says that drivers “MUST find alternate routes during this time.”

For the latest travel information from MoDOT Kansas City, follow them on Twitter.

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