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Utility work south of arena site under way, detour results

As utility work south of the downtown arena site continues, more traffic lanes will close.

Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 26, eastbound lanes of Truman Road will be closed between McGee and Oak streets for approximately one month. As a result, the following detour is suggested: Truman Road eastbound traffic can turn right (south) on Grand Boulevard, then proceed to 18th Street, turn left (east) to Oak Street, turn left (north) on Oak, proceed to Truman Road, and turn right (east) on Truman Road.

Eastbound traffic on Truman Road will still be able to access eastbound Interstate 70 by entering off of McGee Street as usual.

As construction continues on the new downtown entertainment district and the arena, motorists should be aware that while many streets remain open, there are fewer traffic lanes available, and additional time and consideration should be given to downtown travel routes.

For a map of these street closures, visit the Capital Improvement Management Office’s Web page (

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