Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Interstate 29/35 lanes reduced

Drivers headed southbound on Interstate 29/35 this week may have experienced delays due to a shift in traffic and a lane reduction at Front Street.
The $245 million Christopher S. Bond Bridge and Roadway project has resulted in the southbound lanes' shifting to the east between Front Street and Independence Avenue, which means the Front Street on-ramp has been shortened and there are now two, rather than three, southbound lanes running through the area.
"We're now starting to experience the pain that goes with widening nearly five miles of the most heavily traveled highway in Kansas City," Project Director Brian Kidwell said in a press release.
Kidwell added he urges motorists to use an alternate route if possible.