MoDOT crews will replace the U.S. 50 bridges over Chipman Road in Lee’s Summit.

These bridges have reached the end of their service life and must be replaced. In addition to the new bridges, sidewalks will be provided on both sides of Chipman Road. through the interchange providing new critical connections for pedestrians. All work is weather permitting.

Beginning the morning of Monday, April 18, crews will CLOSE all four U.S. 50 on and off-ramps at Chipman Road in order to prepare them to divert U.S. 50 traffic around the U.S. 50 bridge closure.

Also beginning the morning of Monday, April 18, crews will CLOSE Chipman Road (below U.S. 50) between Murray Road and Blue Parkway until approximately late July, or until the new bridges are complete. Once Chipman Road is closed, motorists can follow the signed detour or use alternate routes.

Once ramps are prepared for traffic, crews will CLOSE the U.S. 50 bridge over Chipman Rd. on Tuesday, April 19. All U.S. 50 traffic will be routed around the bridge closure via the U.S. 50 on and off-ramps at Chipman Road.

Motorists will be able to turn right onto Chipman Rd. from both eastbound and westbound U.S. 50. Left turns will not be allowed.

Both mainline eastbound U.S. 50 and the ramp from eastbound I-470 to eastbound U.S. 50 will be reduced to ONE LANE a piece for merging purposes. Motorists can expect to see most impacts during the evening rush hour.

Motorists needing to access US 50 from Chipman Road will need to seek alternate routes.

Once the bridges are complete, the project will move into Phase 3 which will include roadway resurfacing and ADA improvements on Chipman Rd.

This bridge is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges Program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.

For potential impacts to traffic, please review KC Scout cameras at or consult our real-time traffic partner, WAZE. 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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