I-35 / Kansas Street Corridor Project

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Project Progress

March 21-22: Crews will close various lanes and ramps March 21-22.   

Crews will close the center ramp lane from Route 152 to northbound I-35 and the center ramp lane from Route 152 to southbound I-35 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21 until 5 a.m. Friday, March 22 for ramp/shoulder work.

March 18-22: Expect various lane closures for the week of March 18-22             

Crews will reduce northbound I-35 to one lane between Pleasant Valley Rd. and the Route 291 Interchange nightly, beginning at 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday, March 18 and again Tuesday, March 19 for base rock removal backfill and on-ramp shoulder work.

Crews will close various lanes of northbound I-35 between Pleasant Valley Rd. and the Route 291 Interchange beginning at 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. Wednesday, March 20 for pavement marking work.

Crews will close various lanes of southbound I-35 between Pleasant Valley Rd. and the Route 291 Interchange beginning at 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. Thursday, March 21 for pavement marking work.

Crews will close the right lane of northbound I-35 between Pleasant Valley Rd. and the Route 291 Interchange beginning at 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. Friday, March 22 for barrier wall replacement work. 


Scope of Project

In 2019-2020, the Missouri Department of Transportation, the City of Liberty and Kansas City - Shoal Creek TIF are partnering to make significant improvements to the I-35 / Kansas Street Corridor. 

The entire project is anticipated to be complete by Fall 2020. 

The improvements will include: 

  • Replacement of the bridge that spans I-35 
  • Street widening
  • Adding turn lanes. 
  • Adding a multiple-use path along the south side of Route 152 and Kansas Street, from MO-291 across the I-35 bridge.
  • Sidewalk along the north side along the south side of Route 152 and Kansas Street, from MO-291 across the I-35 bridge.

For more details, including a simulation of the interchange at I-35 and Kansas Street and a map of the construction visit www.modot.org/152Kansas-project

Alternate Routes

During the construction you will always have access to your favorite businesses in Liberty. There are a number of alternate routes that will get everyone where they need to go.

Project Timeline

(Subject to change. Dependent on weather and utility relocations.)

January 18, 2019 - Bids Received

February 6 - Project Awarded to Miles Excavating

Mid-March - Removal of medians on Kansas Street

June - Removal of existing bridge that spans I-35

August - Work on south side of Kansas at Blue Jay complete

September - New Bridge Complete

Fall 2019 - Work on south side of Kansas at Conistor complete

Spring / Summer 2020 - Construction of improvements at MO-291 / Kansas Street intersection and north side of Kansas at Forrest, Blue Jay & Conistor

September 2020 - Anticipated Project Completion