MoDOT Kansas City will be making U.S. 24 route marking designation changes along both I-435 and I-70.

Crews are working to remove the U.S. 24 designation from Independence Ave. west of I-435. Beginning at I-435, U.S. 24 will soon be routed along I-435 and I-70 into downtown Kansas City. East of I-435, the U.S. 24 designation will remain unchanged.

This work will require various overnight lane closures. Motorists are advised to plan ahead and find alternate routes if necessary. All work is weather permitting.

This project includes route marking designation changes on I-435 from U.S. 24 to I-70, on I-70 from I-435 to U.S. 24. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19, the work will include:

Westbound I-70 will be reduced to ONE LANE from Blue Ridge Cutoff to I-435 for overhead sign truss work Tuesday, Jan. 19, from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning.

Westbound I-70 will be reduced to ONE LANE from U.S. 40 to Van Brunt Blvd. for overhead sign truss work on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning. During this time, the ramp from westbound I-70 to Van Brunt Blvd. will also be closed.

Westbound I-70 will be reduced to one lane from The Paseo to the Troost Ave. for overhead sign truss work on Thursday, Jan. 21, from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning. During this time, the ramp from westbound I-70 to Harrison St./Troost Ave. will also be closed.

Please be patient and considerate to your fellow motorists. Use the zipper merge and take turns at merge points. Please remember that all work zones are NO PHONE ZONES. Buckle up. Phone down. Arrive Alive. For potential impacts to traffic, please review KC Scout cameras at http://www.kcscout.net or consult our real-time traffic partner, WAZE.

Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway.

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