This announcement comes from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to begin the bridge deck removal of the northbound bridge on Route 65 over Flatt Creek next week after crews complete median crossovers.

 

While the northbound bridge is being repaired both lanes on the northbound bridge will be closed and traffic will be reduced to one lane both directions on the southbound bridge.

 

MoDOT plans to have the northbound bridge completed by Aug. 13 so that all lanes on both bridges will be open for the Missouri State Fair.

 

After the fair, MoDOT will close both lanes on the southbound bridge for deck replacement and repairs. During that time both lanes will be closed on the southbound bridge and traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions on the northbound bridge.

 

All work is weather dependent.

 

The age and condition of these bridges require rehabilitation so that they can continue to serve motorists for decades to come. More than 7,000 vehicles cross this stretch of U.S. 65 each day.

 

Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway.

 

For more information about MoDOT news, projects or events, please visit our website at www.modot.mo.gov/kansascity. For instant updates, follow MoDOT_KC on Twitter, or share posts and comments on our Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoDOT.KansasCity. MoDOT Kansas City maintains more than 7,000 miles of state roadway in nine counties. Sign up online for workzone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636).

Randy Kirby