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CONTACT: Mary Charles, city communications officer, (816) 513-1356


Street closures announced for Tour of Missouri

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Public Works Department is alerting motorists that many streets in the City’s River Market, Downtown, Crossroads and Crown Center areas will be closed on Sunday, Sept. 13, to accommodate Stage 7 of the Tour of Missouri. Streets used for the race will be closed to traffic from approximately 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. While cross traffic may occasionally be permitted between race laps, motorists on cross streets should anticipate extensive delays lasting at least 15 minutes.

Traffic around the Crown Center area will be heavily impacted by the race. The intersection of Pershing Road and Grand Boulevard will be closed from 4 a.m. to approximately 10 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13.

Drivers not attending the race are encouraged to choose alternate routes. Suggested alternate routes for north/south thru traffic are Gillham/Oak on the east and I-35 on the west side of the downtown. East/west thru traffic should use I-70 or I-670, Truman Road (expect delays at Grand) or 39th Street.

After 1:30 p.m., access to Union Station and the Westin Crown Center will be limited to Main Street. Main Street will be closed to southbound thru traffic at 20th Street, and only vehicles seeking access to Union Station parking, the Westin Crown Center, the IRS buildings or other local traffic will be allowed.

Street closures include:

Grand Boulevard from 9th Street to Main Street

Pershing Road from Grand Boulevard to Broadway/W Pennway

Main Street from Grand Boulevard to Pershing Road

Kessler/Memorial Drive/ Wyandotte from Pershing Road to 31st Street

31st Street from Main Street to Broadway Boulevard

Broadway/Penn Valley Drive from 31st Street to Southwest Boulevard

The Intersection of Broadway and Southwest Boulevard

The West Pennway exit at I-35

Summit Street from W Pennway to 17th Street

Washington Street from 14th Street to 12th Street

12th Street from Washington Street to Main Street

Main/Delaware from 12th Street to 3rd Street

Grand Street Viaduct through Berkley Riverfront Park

Lydia Street from Grand Boulevard to Guinotte Avenue

3rd Street / NE Industrial Trafficway from Guinotte Avenue to Charlotte Street

Charlotte Street from 3rd Street to 9th Street

9th Street from Charlotte Street to Grand Boulevard

The Tour of Missouri is a 612-mile professional cycling race that spans a week and is conducted in stages throughout the State of Missouri. The City of Kansas City is the final stage for this year’s Tour. For more information about the Tour of Missouri, visit

Media inquiries and other requests for more information about the closures should be directed to Dennis Gagnon, public information officer for the Public Works Department, (816) 513-2659.

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