For immediate release: December 12, 2010
CONTACT: Colleen Doctorian, 816-513-0232, email@example.com
Public Information Officer, Water Services Department, City of Kansas City, Missouri
Highway 169 southbound lanes closed between 9 Highway and Broadway Bridge
Highway 169 southbound is closed between 9 Highway and the Broadway Bridge due to a water main break near 250 Richards Road.
A 12-inch water main broke earlier this morning. Repairs have been delayed due to a high voltage line that is adjacent to the break that serves the Kansas City downtown airport.
Drivers using 169 Highway will have to exit at 9 Highway and use the Heart of America Bridge to downtown. Drivers can also use the Kit Bond Bridge.
To access the Downtown Airport, drivers must access the airport by using the Broadway Bridge and going north to the airport
The Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department maintains and operates water collection, processing and distribution systems, stormwater management and control systems, and waste water collection and processing systems for residential and business customers in Kansas City and for wholesale customers in the Kansas City region. Operation is funded entirely by fees charged to customers based on their use of products and services, not by taxes.