Part of Main Street closed for streetcar grand opening

KC Streetcar public grand opening is Friday
KC Streetcar public grand opening is Friday Joe Ledford

A reminder that part of Main Street in downtown Kansas City will be closed for the KC Streetcar grand opening Friday and Saturday.

Main Street between 20th Street and Pershing Road will be closed to traffic, but Union Station parking and Crown Center parking via Grand Boulevard will be available.

Main Street north of 20th Street will remain open to traffic, but no street parking will be allowed on Main or on the south side of Fifth Street between Main and Walnut.

Free Kansas City bus service will be offered on all local, express and shuttle service to downtown. There will also be additional RideKC MAX rapid bus service on Main Street this Friday and Saturday.

More information on local parking locations and other details about the streetcar grand opening are at

Lynn Horsley: 816-226-2058, @LynnHorsley