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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 5, 2007

Portion of Blue Parkway to close

The eastbound lanes of Blue Parkway from Fairway Drive to Bennington Avenue will close Jan. 8 at 9 a.m. to accommodate construction for the East 55th Street and Bennington Avenue storm sewer improvement project. The City of Kansas City, Mo., Capital Improvements Management Office is managing this project.

This closure is scheduled to last until late February, and it will reduce Blue Parkway to one eastbound and one westbound lane. All turn lanes, with the exception of the second right turn lane from Eastwood Trafficway to Blue Parkway, will remain open during construction.

In addition, these surrounding local streets will be impacted by the construction:

    Bennington Avenue will be closed at Blue Parkway

    East 52nd Terrace will remain open to local traffic during construction

    Drivers will be detoured to East 55th Street to access Bennington Avenue and other connecting streets.

All street construction and repair work is done as long as the weather is favorable for such outdoor activity. Drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians are reminded to use caution in areas adjacent to active construction sites. Conditions in these areas can change rapidly, which may expose people to unexpected dangerous situations.

    
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