Expect traffic delays while President Obama visits KC

07/30/2014 7:42 AM

07/30/2014 7:56 AM

Drivers in Kansas City’s downtown and midtown area should expect delays during President Barack Obama’s visit.

Streeets around The Crowne Plaza hotel in downtown Kansas City are closed, including Wyandotte Street between 11th and 17th Street, according to media reports.

Also, Broadway is closed between 36th and 37th around the Uptown Theater where Obama will speak at 11 a.m.

Drivers should also expect rolling road closures as the president’s motorcade makes it way from the hotel to the Uptown Theater.

Meanwhile, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority announced buses will reroute during Obama’s visit.

The affected routes:

Main Street MAX: Northbound buses will travel the regular route to 18th & Main, go west on 18th, north on Baltimore, and east on 12th to resume the regular route. Southbound buses will travel the regular route to 11th & Walnut, go north on Walnut, west on 9th, south on Wyandotte, west on 11th, south on Broadway, east on 12th, south on Baltimore, east on 18th, and south on Main to resume the regular route.

Troost MAX: Northbound buses will travel the regular route to 11th & Walnut, go north on Walnut, west on 9th, south on Wyandotte, and west on 11th to lay over between Central and Broadway. From the layover, southbound buses will go west on 11th, south on Broadway, and east on 12th to resume the route. Expect delays at 12th & Wyandotte.

12-12th Street: Eastbound buses will travel the regular route. Expect delays at 12th & Wyandotte. Westbound buses will travel the regular route to 11th & Walnut, go north on Walnut, west on 9th, south on Wyandotte, and west on 11th to resume the regular route.

25-Troost, 108-Indiana: Northbound buses will travel the regular route to 12th & Broadway, and go east on 12th to layover on 12th between Broadway & Central. Southbound buses will travel the regular route. Expect delays at 12th & Wyandotte.

47-Broadway: North/westbound buses will travel the regular route to 18th & Main, go west on 18th, north on Baltimore, west on 9th, north on Wyandotte, east on 6th, and south on Main to lay over. From the layover, buses will continue south on Main to the 10th & Main MetroCenter. South/eastbound buses will continue south on Main to circle the MetroCenter, west on 10th, south on Wyandotte, west on 11th, south on Broadway, east on 12th, south on Baltimore, east on 18th, and south on Main to resume the regular route.

51-Ward Parkway: Northbound buses will travel the regular route to 18th & Main, go west on 18th, north on Baltimore, west on 11th, north on Wyandotte, east on 8th, and south on Main to the 10th & Main lay over location. From the layover at 10th & Main, southbound buses will travel west on 10th, south on Wyandotte, west on 11th, south on Broadway, east on 12th, south on Baltimore, east on 18th, and south on Main to resume the regular route.

173-Casino Cruiser: Northbound buses will travel the regular route to 16th & Baltimore, continue north on Baltimore, and east on 10th to resume the regular route. Southbound buses will travel the regular route to the 10th & Main MetroCenter, continue south on Main to circle the MetroCenter, go west on 10th, south on Wyandotte, west on 11th, south on Broadway, east on 12th, south on Baltimore, east on 18th, and south on Main to resume the regular route.

Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com

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