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posted on 6/30/23

Whether you live and/or work in Grain Valley or just passing through the city, we want to thank you for your patience with the bridge replacement project over I-70. We recognize that this project has will continue into December 2023, and we’ve heard your concerns regarding traffic concerns in this area. We want to remind motorists to slow down and pay attention in work zones. We have worked with MoDOT to improve the signage in the area. According to MoDOT, this will be a three-phase project, and we will continue to work with them to provide the best communication and safety plan for motorists.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (press release provided by MoDOT on June 30th):

MoDOT crews working on the bridge replacement project along Interstate 70 and Buckner Tarsney in Grain Valley will be entering into Phase 2 traffic control beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 7. This will result in traffic changes beginning Wednesday, July 5. Motorists are advised to plan ahead and be vigilant of work in the area. All work stated below is weather permitting.

Wednesday, July 5: Crews will CLOSE the left lane of westbound I-70 at Buckner Tarsney beginning at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5, until approximately 6 a.m. on Thursday, July 6.

Friday, July 7: There will be various westbound I-70 lane closures beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 7, until approximately noon on Saturday, July 8 for lane configuration work. There could be delays in the area during this time.

Friday, July 7: All westbound I-70 traffic will be moved onto the new bridge and pavement in the center of I-70. Eastbound I-70 traffic will remain the same.

Saturday, July 8: Beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, crews will CLOSE Buckner Tarsney at I-70 until approximately 5 a.m. on Monday, July 10 to demolish the westbound bridge.

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