Northbound US 169 traffic moving to new Buck O’ Neil Bridge starting Monday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Starting Monday, some drivers in the Kansas City metro will be taking a new path over the Missouri River on the brand new version of the Buck O’ Neil Bridge.

The Missouri Department of Transportation said the new northbound section will open on Monday, Jan. 29. The traffic shift is scheduled to take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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MoDOT said the shift may involve short term closures at 5th Street and Broadway Boulevard.

The traffic shift will allow crews to begin work on demolishing the existing bridge and finish work on the second bridge structure, according to MoDOT.

Southbound traffic on U.S. 169 Highway is still being re-routed and will be until the full bridge replacement project is complete.

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The current Buck O’Neil Memorial Bridge was built in 1956 and is a triple arch bridge carrying U.S. Route 169 over the Missouri River.

Construction began in 2021 and anticipated completion is Dec. 2024.

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