FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 2, 2006
Eastbound lanes of I-670 closed this weekend
Starting Friday at 7 p.m., all eastbound lanes of Interstate 670 from the West I-670/South I-35 split to the East I-670/North I-70 split will be closed to accommodate Kansas City Convention Center ballroom expansion efforts. These lanes will reopen Monday, Feb. 6, at 5 a.m.
Construction for this phase of the project began in mid-January with the closing of I-670’s westbound lanes during night hours. This night closure schedule will continue through February and will primarily affect the eastbound lanes. These nightly closures run Monday through Saturday, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
On the weekend of Feb. 18, both eastbound and westbound lanes of I-670 will be closed for the demolition of the Wyandotte Avenue Bridge. The closure will begin Friday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. and will end Monday, Feb. 20, at 5 a.m.
These closures are weather permitting and unforeseen delays may occur.
During lane closures, detour signs will be posted. The suggested detour routes are:
Eastbound traffic on I-70 from Kansas or I-670 will be routed to the north portion of the downtown loop on I-70. North I-70 merges into East I-70.
Westbound traffic on I-70 will be routed to the north portion of the downtown loop on I-70. North I-70 merges into West I-70. Eastbound traffic wishing to pick up South I-35 also will use this detour route.
Progress on these and other capital improvements projects can be monitored by visiting the public access link located on the Capital Improvements Management Office’s Web site (www.kcmo.org/cimo).