Drivers headed south on Interstate 35 out of downtown Kansas City might find the going slow Monday night.
Southbound I-35 will be reduced to one lane from 7 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday between the Downtown Loop and Cambridge Circle so crews can restripe the highway and move barriers.
The good news: the work is being done so traffic can be shifted to the newly redecked two inside lanes.
The shifting of traffic will allow crews to remove and redeck the two outside lanes of southbound I-35. That work is expected to be completed in December.
The work is part of a $40 million effort to redeck, rehabilitate and replace 18 bridges in the Downtown Loop.
Some of the I-35 bridges are 67 years old and the bridge over Southwest Trafficway is the longest bridge in Missouri Department of Transportation’s Kansas City District.
Crews are working two, 10-hour shifts six days a week to speed of the construction on the bridges.