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Some downtown streets temporarily closing for construction

Several streets have been and will be closed due to pre-construction and construction work surrounding the new H&R Block World Headquarters in downtown Kansas City. These streets will be closed for the duration of the construction.

The street closures are as follows:

    Walnut Street between 13th Street and North Truman Road, closed Sept. 7

    Two lanes on 14th Street between Main and Walnut streets, closed Sept. 7

    13th Street between Main and Walnut streets, closed Sept. 8

    Main Street between 13th and 14th streets, will close Sept. 13.

In addition, 12th Street from Walnut Street to Grand Avenue will be closed for approximately three weeks starting Sept. 11. While 12th Street is closed, one lane will remain open along 14th Street for eastbound traffic. A map outlining the affected areas can be found on the City’s Web site at

The City’s Capital Improvements Management Office is managing the City’s environmental, demolition, and infrastructure improvement efforts to support the H&R Block construction as well as the new downtown entertainment district. The office is also assisting with the coordination between other City agencies and the developers of the district. CIMO assisted in expediting the trolley track removal to maintain the schedule for the development of the H&R Block World Headquarters and the entertainment district.

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