Lee's Summit Journal

Nightly closures scheduled for southbound I-470 at Colbern Road

MoDOT will have nightly closures of southbound Interstate 470 at Colbern Road beginning at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
MoDOT will have nightly closures of southbound Interstate 470 at Colbern Road beginning at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Nightly closures scheduled for southbound I-470 at Colbern Road

The Missouri Department of Transportation will have nightly closures of southbound Interstate 470 at Colbern Road beginning at 8 p.m. Wednesday until 9 a.m. Saturday.

The closures are for bridge deck preparation work for the Colbern Road bridge project. Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes, if necessary. All work is weather permitting.

▪ There will be a right lane closure on southbound I-470 beginning at 8 p.m. on Wednesday until 10 p.m. the same evening. Beginning at 10 p.m., there will be a full closure of southbound I-470 until 5 a.m. the following morning.

▪ There will be a full closure of southbound I-470 beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday until 5 a.m. the following morning.

▪ There will be a full closure of southbound I-470 beginning at 8 p.m. Friday until 9 a.m. the following morning.

MoDOT closes entrance to Harris Park Community Center

The Missouri Department of Transportation closed the entrance to Harris Park Community Center on Blue Parkway in Lee’s Summit on Monday to rebuild the entrance.

It will remain closed for 30 days. Harris Park Community Center members will access the center from S.W. Sixth Street on the north side of Summit Waves. All work is weather permitting.

This work is part of the current bridge and interchange project at Missouri 50 and Missouri 291 also under construction. The project includes reconstructing the Missouri 291 overpass bridges into a diverging diamond design and adding a roundabout at the intersection of Blue Parkway, the north outer road to U.S. 50 and Jefferson Street.

Record turnout reported for annual Carnival for CASA

The 12th Annual Carnival for Court Appointed Special Advocates attracted a record crowd of 884 on Sept 9 and raised more than $31,000 for Jackson County CASA.

The organization recently reported that more than 400 abused and neglected children served by Jackson CASA were able to attend thanks to donors.

Funds raised will help Jackson County CASA train and support volunteers to advocate for 1,250 abused and neglected children under court protection this year.

Lee’s Summit residents Amy and Brian Beaird served as honorary chairs of the event.

For more information about becoming a Jackson County CASA volunteer, visit www.jacksoncountycasa-mo.org or call 816-984-8204.

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