Crews Reopen Westbound I-70 Bridge After Fire Underneath Shut It Down
Thanks in part to exceptional planning, collaborative efforts, and tireless work, the Missouri Department of Transportation has reopened the westbound I-70 Bridge near 18th Street in Kansas City.
Crews opened the outer lanes of I-70, on Sunday, January 16, just after 3 p.m. Motorists should be aware that westbound traffic will split at 18th Street because the center lane remains closed. It has not been determined when the center lane will reopen.
The westbound I-70 Bridge near 18th Street was closed after an early morning fire underneath the bridge Thursday, Jan. 13. A bridge inspection determined severe damage occurred primarily under the center lane. The long-term plan to repair the bridge is not known at this time.
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