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MoDOT warns drivers to be ready for major weekend I-70 shutdown

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is expecting major traffic delays when they close portions of I-70 in Kansas City for construction this weekend.

According to MoDOT, both directions of I-70 will be shut down in Kansas City as of 10 p.m. on Friday, February 21, until 5 a.m. on Monday, February 24.

MoDOT says that I-70 west will be closed between Route 291/I-470 and I-435 while eastbound I-70 will be closed at I-435.

???? I-70 ALERT!!! ???? After further consideration of traffic impacts, MoDOT Kansas City has CHANGED several details regarding the CLOSURE of I-70 in Kansas City, MO beginning at 10 p.m. on Friday, 2/21, until approximately 5 a.m. on Monday, 2/24. Westbound I-70 will be CLOSED between Route 291/I-470 and I-435. Eastbound I-70 will be CLOSED at I-435. FULL DETAILS here:

MoDOT recommends I-470 as an alternative route for both eastbound and westbound I-70 drivers.

For more information on the closure from MoDOT, please click here.

The interstate closure is expected to have major impacts on traffic in the area.

The interstate closure will allow for the demolition of aging I-435 bridges over I-70.

For the latest information on the Kansas City I-70 closure, you can click here to follow MoDOT KC on Twitter.

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