MoDOT in Kansas City will continue construction work at the I-435 and I-70 interchange this week.

This work will involve various lane and ramp closures. It will have impacts to traffic. Motorists are advised to plan ahead, leave early, or consider an alternate route. All work is weather permitting.

·         Wednesday, Nov. 20

o   Crews will reduce the ramp from westbound I-70 to northbound I-435 to ONE LANE beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, No. 20, until 5 p.m. the following evening on Thursday, Nov. 21.

o   The ramp from eastbound I-70 to southbound I-435 will be CLOSED on Wednesday, Nov. 20, beginning at 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning for lighting work..

·         Thursday, Nov. 21

o   Crews will CLOSE the ramp from northbound I-435 to eastbound I-70 beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, until 5 a.m. the following morning for lighting work..

o   Crews will CLOSE the ramp from eastbound I-70 to southbound I-435 on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning for paving work.

This is all part of the I-435 and I-70 construction project and it will have significant impacts on traffic for two full construction seasons. For more information about the project, visit their website. For potential impacts to traffic, review KC Scout cameras at or consult our real-time traffic partner, WAZE.

Please remember that all work zones are NO PHONE zones. Buckle up. Phone down. Arrive Alive. 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.

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MoDOT Kansas City maintains more than 7,000 miles of state roadway in nine counties. Sign up online for work zone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636).

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