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Crews have shifted eastbound I-470 traffic to the westbound side of I-470 between Pryor Road and Blue Ridge Blvd. in order to continue rehabilitating the eastbound bridges along I-470. This traffic crossover has  REDUCED I-470 to two lanes  in each direction with narrow shoulders each way until late April. Commute times are expected to increase significantly. We strongly urge motorists to plan ahead and find alternate routes if necessary. Click here for details.

Crews have  CLOSED all ramps on View High Drive with the exception of the westbound I-470 off ramp for the duration of the project. For access to Heartland Nursery during this phase of construction, consider Raytown Road to Longview/109th Street to View High Road.


What is this project?

MoDOT is repairing 15 bridges along I-470 from Blue Ridge Boulevard to the I-70 interchange in 2017 and 2018.

Why is MoDOT doing this project?

The age and condition of these bridges require extensive rehabilitation so they can continue to serve customers for decades to come. More than 60,000 drivers cross through this stretch of I-470 every day so keeping the interstate smooth and safe is paramount.

Some of these bridges were constructed in the 1960s and have passed their useful life. Rehabilitation will allow them to serve the public safely for another 15 to 20 years.

The complete list of bridges scheduled for work include:

  • Kansas City Southern Railroad Bridge over I-470
  • Blue Ridge Boulevard Bridge
  • James A. Reed Bridge
  • Little Blue River Bridge
  • View High Drive Bridge
  • Cedar Creek Rail Road Bride
  • Bowlin Road Bridge on northbound I-470
  • Lakewood Boulevard Bridge on southbound I-470
  • Little Blue River Bridge on both northound and southbound lanes
  • U.S. 40 Bridge on both northbound and southbound lanes
  • I-470 Bridge over I-70, both northbound and southbound lanes


Comment on this project

Click here to review photos of bridges

How will this impact traffic during construction?

I-470 will remain open during construction but lanes WILL BE impacted and drivers will encounter delays during peak travel times.

In many cases these bridges will require closing two lanes to work on one side then switching traffic to complete the other. Some bridges will be completely closed.

Ramp closures will be required at the I-470 and View High Dr. interchange, and at the I-470 and I-70 interchange.

What is the timeline for this project?

This project was awarded to Phillips Hardy, Inc. and will begin construction in summer 2017. It will take two complete construction seasons to complete all bridges.

For updates follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Questions or comments? Call us 1-888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or submit a comment form online.

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