July 16, 2013

More ramp closures await Northland drivers as bridge projects near completion

We have some good news and bad news this week for Northland commuters.

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We have some good news and bad news this week for Northland commuters. The good: The ramp from southbound Interstate 35 to southbound Interstate 435 is expected to open by noon Wednesday, about two days ahead of schedule. Now for the bad: The ramp from northbound I-35 to southbound I-435 will close at noon Wednesday and remain closed until 5 a.m. July 27. During the closure, drivers will continue to use Exit 12A but will remain in the right lane to U.S. 69. They will then head through a traffic signal to reach southbound I-435. Drivers should allow extra time and expect delays when headed that direction, the Missouri Department of Transportation warned. The closures are part of a rehabilitation project that is repairing bridges in the Claycomo area. The $4.2 million project is expected to be completed by November and will improve the life of each bridge at the I-35/I-435/U.S. 69 interchange. Meanwhile, another Northland bridge project will affect drivers near Camden Point in northern Platte County. The ramps to and from Route E/U and Interstate 29 in Camden Point will close at 7 a.m. Sunday and remain closed through Aug. 4. The closures will allow the ramps to tie into the new bridge being built over I-29. Drivers will be detoured to Exit 30 on I-29 near Dearborn. Motorists headed to the east of I-29 will use Route Z and EE, while those headed to the west of I-29 will use Route H and Missouri 371. The $1.2 million project is replacing a bridge that is the more than 50 years old. The bridge is expected to remain closed until Aug. 16.

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