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Barry Road improvement work to start May 10

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Public Works Department is advising motorists that a project to improve traffic flow on NW Barry Road, east of I-29, will begin on May 10. The project includes improvements to the intersections of NW Barry Road and Boardwalk Avenue/Roanridge Road and NW Barry Road and Ambassador/Barrybrooke Drives. It is anticipated that work will be complete by Thanksgiving.

During construction, motorists should anticipate temporary lane closures and use the following alternate routes.

    § I-29 and NW 72nd Street interchange to access AMC Movie Theaters, Barrywoods.

    § Congress and Tiffany Springs Road to access the Marketcenter (Target/Best Buy/JC Penney/Home Depot/Sports Authority)

    § Tiffany Springs Road to access Zona Rosa.

    § St. Clair (behind St. Luke’s Hospital) to access Wal-Mart and Lowe’s

These improvements are designed to improve traffic flow, reduce congestion, and enhance safety. Since 1996, traffic on this section of NW Barry Road has increased from 27,000 to 42,000 cars per day. It is anticipated that traffic will increase to 57,500 cars per day by the year 2030. This section of Barry Road services a major Kansas City Area Transit Authority, KCATA station. Improvements should reduce travel delays for both automobile and bus traffic.

Media inquiries and other requests for more information about this closure should be directed to Dennis Gagnon, public information officer for the Public Works Department, 816-513-2659.

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