The Missouri Department of Transportation will begin repairs to the southbound bridge on Route 65 over Flat Creek on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

During these repairs, both lanes on the southbound bridge will be closed and traffic will be reduced to one lane both directions on the northbound bridge. All work is weather dependent. The age and condition of these bridges require rehabilitation so that they can continue to serve motorists for decades to come.

More than 7,000 vehicles cross this stretch of U.S. 65 each day. 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.

For more information about MoDOT news, projects or events, please visit our website at www.modot.mo.gov/kansascity.

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Randy Kirby