Kansas Avenue Bridge shuts down today

The Kansas Avenue Bridge is closing today, after an inspection, according to an announcement by the Unified Government. (Map from UG)

The Kansas Avenue Bridge is closing from River Park Drive on the Kansas City, Kansas, side to the American Royal Drive on the Kansas City, Missouri, side, according to an announcement today.

The Unified Government and Kansas City, Kansas, Public Works Department have announced the immediate closure of the Kansas Avenue Bridge at 3 p.m. Friday, July 15, a UG spokesman stated.

Through a week-long inspection with HNTB inspectors, the recommendations are to close the bridge immediately until further notice, according to the spokesman.

The HNTB inspection report will be completed and verified within the next few weeks, the spokesman stated.

The UG spokesman stated that the UG Public Works Department is working diligently to ensure complete detour routes are available and are fully labeled because of this closure.

Detour routes are shown online at https://www.wycokck.org/files/content/public/engage-with-us/news-articles/kansas-avenue-bridge-closure-effective-7152022/detour-routes-closure-of-ks-ave.-bridge.pdf.

Detour routes for the bridge closure are being posted at https://www.wycokck.org/files/content/public/engage-with-us/news-articles/kansas-avenue-bridge-closure-effective-7152022/detour-routes-closure-of-ks-ave.-bridge.pdf.