Crews to open roads, as part of Buck O’Neil bridge replacement project

Crews with the Buck O’Neil Bridge replacement project will be re-opening the following routes beginning on Thursday (Sept. 29). These roads were previously closed as part of the construction for the Buck O’Neil bridge. There will be no lane closures for this work and crews anticipate that the roadways will be re-opened by 3 p.m. All work is weather permitting.

Crews will make the following traffic pattern changes:

  • Washington Street from 5th Street to 4th Street will return to two-way traffic.
  • 4th Street from Broadway Blvd. to Beardsley Road will return to two-way traffic.
  • Broadway Blvd. will re-open between 4th Street and Woodswether Road.

The current Buck O’Neil Memorial Bridge is a triple arch bridge carrying U.S. Route 169 over the Missouri River, and serves as a key regional connection between Downtown Kansas City and communities north of the river. While safe, the bridge is nearing the end of its projected service life. #BuckBridge

Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway.

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