Underpass at 56th St. may open by Dec. 1
ust in time for the extended Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the Missouri Department of Transportation has reopened several lanes and ramps associated with the replacement of the Interstate 29 Bridge over 56th St. in Platte County.
Crews have reopened the following:
Northbound and southbound lanes of I-29 over 56th St.
The 56th St. exit at I-29.
The northbound I-635 ramp to northbound I-29 (access to KCI Airport from Kansas)
The NW Gateway (Route A) ramp to northbound I-29.
However, the 56th St. underpass (under I-29) remains closed. Crews still have some work to complete. Crews expect to open 56th St. by Dec. 1.
The replacement of the I-29 Bridge over 56th St. is part of a dual bridge replacement project. Crews will also be replacing the I-29 and Waukomis Drive Bridge. Work on that bridge is expected to begin in March of 2022.
These bridge replacement projects are included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.
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