Gladstone residents traveling from downtown KC will encounter lane closures on the I-35 exit to US HWY 169 north starting Friday. The exit is expected to remain closed for the next 3 months. A posted detour will allow motorists travelling on I-35 to reconnect with northbound U.S. 169. The exit closure is due to construction on a replacement for the Buck O Neil bridge.
"This is all part of constructing a new Buck O’Neil Bridge that can be reasonably maintained, while providing a safe, connected and accessible transportation facility that improves system performance," states a press release from the Missouri Department of Transporation.