Bridge repairs planned near airport

Those headed for the Kansas City International Airport may encounter road construction on I-29 beginning Tuesday, April 21.

The bridge repairs originally were scheduled to start Monday, April 20, but were postponed by a day because of a delay in materials being delivered.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, crews will close the right lane on northbound I-29 between Route 45 to Barry Road at 7 a.m. April 21.

Motorists should prepare for delays as crews work to rehabilitate 12 bridges along the I-29 corridor between I-435 and I-635 beginning April 21 and continuing six months, a spokesman said.

Motorcycles collide on U.S. 73

Two motorcycles collided Saturday in an injury-accident on U.S. 73 a little north of Parallel Parkway in Kansas City, Kan.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s crash log report, the vehicles were northbound on U.S. 73 about 5:43 p.m. Saturday, April 18.

A Harley Davidson slowed down and attempted to turn left into the median, the report stated. The driver of another Harley Davidson did not see the other motorcycle stopping and ran into the rear of it, according to the report.

The driver of the motorcycle in back, a 61-year-old man from Leavenworth, Kan., was injured and taken to a hospital in Johnson County, the report stated.

The driver of the motorcycle in front, a 28-year-old man from Ormond Beach, Fla., also was injured, according to the trooper’s report.