Lewis and Clark Viaduct

1/23/2018 12:00:00 AM

I-70 westbound bridge closure

Work will soon begin on a portion of the Lewis and Clark Viaduct. Temporary closures to allow for the installation of traffic control signage for the reconstruction of the I-70 westbound bridge will take place Feb. 1 through Feb. 4. The full two-year closure will begin on Feb. 4.
Temporary Closures
Thursday, Feb. 1 at 7:00 p.m. to Friday, Feb. 2 at 5:00 a.m.:
  • I-35 northbound will have intermittent lane closures from 17th St. to I-70 (in Missouri) to place overhead sign placards.
Friday, Feb. 2 at 10 p.m. to Monday, Feb. 4 at 5:00 a.m.:
  • I-70 westbound will be closed from past Admiral Blvd. (in Missouri northeast corner of the downtown loop) to 3rd St. in Kansas City, Kansas to place traffic control for the long-term closure past Broadway. This closure will include all ramps on or off the interstate between those points.
Permanent Closures
Monday, Feb. 4 at 5:00 a.m. to a tentative date of Dec. 31, 2019:
  • I-70 westbound will be closed past Broadway Blvd. (in Missouri northwest corner of the downtown loop) to 3rd St. in Kansas City, Kansas.
  • Ramps from Broadway Blvd., Beardsley Rd. and I-35 to I-70 westbound (in Missouri) will be closed.
  • Ramps from I-70 westbound (in Kansas) to Minnesota Ave., Washington Blvd. and Fairfax Trafficway will be closed.
  • After the traffic control measures over the weekend are complete, Broadway and I-35 southbound will be accessible from I-70 westbound throughout the duration of the two-year construction.
  • The main detour route will travel around the downtown loop or come up I-35 northbound to use I-670 westbound.
  • The secondary route will use I-35 southbound to the 27th St. exit.
  • To detour to Kansas City, Kansas, please use the Central Avenue Exit from I-670 westbound. To facilitate traffic operations using the Central Avenue Exit:
    • A second lane will be added to the 3rd St./James St. Exit Ramp from I-70.
    • Temporary signals will be added to the two intersections.
Please continue to check the Kansas City Metro page on the KDOT website for more details at www.ksdot.org/bureaus/kcMetro.