Bridge Painting Underway at I-70/I-435 in Kansas City

Published on June 11, 2024

A graphic showing the location of bridge painting maintenance being performed on I-70 at I-435 in Wyandotte County

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has begun a bridge painting project on the northbound and southbound I-435 bridges over I-70 in Wyandotte County. The project started on Monday, June 10.

This maintenance project requires overnight double lane closures on eastbound and westbound I-70 while work is in progress, with ramp closures at the I-70/I-435 interchange as needed. Despite the closures, one lane remains open in each direction at all times. Work is taking place nightly from 8 PM to 6 AM., Sunday through Thursday, and from 8 PM to 8 AM on Friday and Saturday.

For the duration of the project, there is a 14-foot height restriction for eastbound and westbound I-70 traffic at I-435. This height restriction is necessary for temporary framework structures to be left in place for bridge painting operations.

Traffic management includes lane closures, message boards, signs, channelizers, and barricades to ensure safety and smooth traffic flow. Message boards have been placed in the area to alert motorists about the ongoing closures.

The contractor for this $657,000 maintenance project is International Rigging Group from Tarpon Springs, Florida. The project is expected to be completed by mid-August.

KDOT urges all motorists to stay alert and follow the warning signs when approaching and driving through highway work zones. For updates on road construction projects across Kansas, visit or call 5-1-1. Remember to drive safely and always wear your seat belt.