MoDOT Kansas City will be hosting an online public information meeting regarding an upcoming bridge replacement project involving the Interstate 29 bridges over 72nd Street in Platte County.
Those interested in learning more, viewing plans or submitting comments and/or questions about the project can do so online on the project web page between Wednesday, June 1, and Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Please note that no formal presentations will be made.
For those unable to access the information online, project materials are available by request at the MoDOT district office located at 600 NE Colbern Rd. in Lee’s Summit, MO. Customers may contact Project Manager Heather Barrows by calling 816-607-2209 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
MoDOT will be replacing the I-29 twin bridges over 72nd Street beginning in 2023. These bridges carry six lanes of traffic through Kansas City and have reached the end of their service lives. This project is scheduled to be placed out for bids in January 2023 with construction beginning in approximately that spring or summer. It is anticipated to be complete by the end of 2023. This project is estimated to cost $6.9 million and is funded through both state and federal funds.
The existing I-29 corridor consists of three through lanes in each direction and this area will be reduced to two lanes in both directions during construction. Crossovers will be used to shift traffic during multiple phases of construction. Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times on 72nd Street except for short closures for bridge demolition and girder placement. Some periodic ramp closures between I-29 and 72nd Street will take place. Alternate routes will be available during these times.
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