Travelers headed to and from Kansas City International Airport might want to plan extra time for their trips beginning next week.
On Monday, crews will close one lane of Interstate 29 in both directions at the Cookingham Drive exit for bridge rehabilitation work. The work is expected to be completed in two phases, lasting about 40 days.
During the closures, southbound drivers are encouraged to treat the merge for the work zone as a “zipper merge.” Rather than merging as soon as they see warning signs, drivers are encouraged to fill both lanes and take turns merging every other vehicle at the point of the lane closure.
The Missouri Department of Transportation is urging drivers to KCI to allow extra time for possible delays.
The work is part of the bridge improvements underway along the I-29 corridor in Platte County. The project includes the rehabilitation of 12 bridges.
Robert A. Cronkleton, email@example.com