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CONTACT: City Communications Office Office, 816-513-1349

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 2010

Troost Bridge construction closes Volker Boulevard

The City of Kansas City, Mo., is informing motorists that construction on and around the Troost Bridge at Brush Creek will restrict and close traffic on Volker Boulevard for three weeks starting May 10.

Volker Boulevard will initially be restricted to two lanes starting May 10. The road will reopen to full use May 28 through June 1 and return to two lanes for one week. The road will close completely between Troost Avenue and The Paseo Boulevard for three weeks. During the closure, traffic will be detoured to Emanuel Cleaver Boulevard via Troost Avenue or The Paseo Boulevard.

The Volker closure will allow crews to complete sewer work prior to the demolition of the Troost Avenue Bridge over Brush Creek.

Demolition and replacement of the bridge will result in a year-long detour starting in late June. During that closure, traffic will be routed around the bridge via Rockhill Road or The Paseo Boulevard. Volker Boulevard will be accessible during that time.

The $13.5 million project will replace the existing Troost Avenue Bridge, provide pedestrian access along Troost Avenue and separate a portion of the currently combined storm and sanitary sewer in the Volker/Troost area. The project received $9 million in federal stimulus funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The Capital Projects Office is managing the project for the Water Services Department. Construction is scheduled for completion in late 2012.

Media inquiries and requests for more information about this project should be directed to Sean Demory, Capital Projects Office, 816-513-0059 or e-mail sean_demory@kcmo.org.

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