Work on I-29 bridges will slow down Platte County traffic

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) warns motorists to prepare for delays as crews begin extensive work to rehabilitate 12 bridges along the Interstate 29 corridor that traverses Platte County. According to a release, the work is scheduled to begin April 20 and last about six months but is weather dependent. Lane reductions, narrow lanes and ramp closures are expected, and MoDOT advises using Interstate 435 and U.S. Highway 169 as potential alternate routes.

The scheduled work will have the following effects:

Two lanes of I-29 will be maintained in each direction between 112th Street and Route 45 (64th Street).

I-29 will be reduced to one lane at Route D (Cookingham Drive) for each direction for 80 calendar days.

The ramp from eastbound Route 152 to southbound I-29 will be closed for the duration of the project.

I-29 lanes will be narrowed at the bridge locations.

Temporary lane closures may be encountered on Route D (Cookingham Drive), 112th Street, Tiffany Springs Parkway, Barry Road, 72nd Street and Route 45 (64th Street) during off peak hours.

MoDOT also urges motorists who are utilizing Kansas City International Airport (KCI) to make the appropriate adjustments to meet departure and arrival times.