Archive for Kansas City Missouri

Harvesters plans day of service today

Harvesters, the community food bank, Kansas City, Mo., plans a day of service today, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Volunteers will donate food and help Harvesters sort and pack it. They also will participate in an educational service project focused on King and his legacy.

Ramps, roads to close tonight in downtown Kansas City, Mo.

Some ramps and roads in the downtown Kansas City, Mo., loop will close tonight and continue closed at night Thursday, Jan. 12, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Guardrail repair work will be done, according to the announcement. All work is weather-dependent.

The locations of closures and times:

•The ramp from eastbound I-70 to southbound I-35, Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 9 and 10, from 7:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night.
•The ramp from southbound I-35 to 12th Street, Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 9 and 10, from 7:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night.
•The ramp from westbound I-70 to southbound I-35 Wednesday, Jan. 11, from 7:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.
•The right lane closure on southbound I-35 from 27th Street to Jarboe Street Thursday, Jan. 12, from 7:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.

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Demolition of Platte Purchase Bridge delayed

The demolition of the Platte Purchase Bridge scheduled today has been delayed, according to an announcement from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Because of too much ice in the Missouri River, the temporary closure of the U.S. 69 Missouri River Bridge and detonation of the Platte Purchase Bridge has been delayed, a spokesman said.

Crews originally planned to close all northbound and southbound lanes of the new U.S. 69 Missouri River Bridge from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, for bridge demolition work.

The spokesman said the bridge demolition will be rescheduled and the date will be announced later. All work is weather-dependent, the spokesman said.