Traffic headache awaits eastern Jackson County drivers on Saturday

Attention Jackson County drivers: Be prepared to avoid a traffic nightmare on Saturday.

Lee’s Summit officials warn that U.S. 50 will be closed in both directions from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Interstate 470 for bridge deck maintenance.

The maintenance work is being performed above U.S. 50, but falling debris from the bridge works requires the closure of both sets of lanes. Both lanes of I-470 will be open, but delays are expected on that freeway, too.

The Lee’s Summit Police Department is asking drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible because detours will crowd nearby roadways.