FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 14, 2008
Rush Creek Bridge on Barry Road closed
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Public Works Department will close the Rush Creek Bridge on Barry Road, west of North Amity Avenue, at 9 a.m. on Aug 15 due to damage from overweight loads.
A construction project to replace the Rush Creek Bridge and improve the section of Barry Road from North Conant to North Amity avenues is scheduled to bid this fall, with work beginning in the winter. The bridge will remain closed until the replacement and road improvement projects are complete in 2010.
Traffic on Barry Road will detour to Missouri Highway 152 via North Amity Avenue to the east and Northwest Hampton Road to the west.
For information about the Rush Creek Bridge and Barry Road construction project, contact Sean Demory, communications specialist for the Capital Improvements Management Office, (816) 513-0059.
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.