67th Street Bridge

Ribbon Cutting Scheduled August 31 for 67th Street Bridge over Route 350

RAYTOWN, Mo. – A ribbon cutting to celebrate the impending opening of the 67th Street bridge over Route 350 near Raytown is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 31.

The 67th Street bridge, built in 1925, is being replaced by a new bridge. It was closed, along with the Blue Ridge Cutoff bridge over Route 350, on July 22. The 67th Street bridge is expected to open within a day or two following the August 31 ceremony.
The Blue Ridge Cutoff  bridge, built in 1936, is being redecked and rehabilitated. It is not expected to open until mid-September. Access remains open to local businesses. The two bridges are among 10 in Jackson County that are being repaired or replaced this year as part of the Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program.
 MoDOT also is replacing bridges, decks or making other structural improvements to bridges in Independence, south Kansas City, Lake Lotawana and Greenwood in Jackson County this year. When under construction, these bridges will be closed to through traffic for up to 60 days sometime this year to allow the contractor to complete work quickly. The closures detour traffic to nearby routes, affecting school bus, emergency service and postal routes.
These bridges are among more than 800 statewide that are being repaired, redecked or replaced through MoDOT’s Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program.  Most of Missouri’s worst bridges will be fixed through this accelerated program, including more than 145 in the nine-county Kansas City District. This year alone, MoDOT’s Kansas City District will fix more than 70 bridges and complete all scheduled Safe & Sound bridges by the end of 2012.
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