Friday, January 14, 2022

Dirty Mike And The Boys Burn Down Kansas City Westbound I-70 Bridge

‘Closed until further notice’: Part of I-70 into downtown Kansas City remains shut down 

A part of westbound Intestate 70 remained closed Friday morning after a deadly encampment fire damaged a highway bridge, forcing a heavily traveled route into downtown Kansas City to be closed “until further notice.” The closure was causing traffic to back up along I-70 near Van Brunt Boulevard early in the morning rush hour, according to Kansas City Scout traffic cameras. Drivers were encouraged to find an alternate route around the closure near 18th Street in the Benton Curve. Commuters were being urged to exit I-70 at the Interstate 435 interchange to get around the closure. Local traffic was being allowed to exit at the 18th Street exit and use city streets through neighborhoods to get around the closure, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Kansas City District offices. The highway is closed while crews inspect a bridge that was damaged when a fire swept through a homeless encampment beneath an I-70 overpass in the area. Source

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