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Posted on: August 12, 2021

MoDOT to resurface Mechanic St from Independence to I-49

Road work

This fall, the Missouri Department of Transportation will be repaving 2.5 miles of Mechanic Street (MO Highway 7) between Independence Street and Interstate 49.

The project is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 16, and be completed in mid-December.

Throughout the project, MoDOT will be repaving the street and making improvements to sidewalks and ADA ramps, where possible. The work will provide a smoother and safer roadway for motorists.

Construction will begin with asphalt work between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 16, through Saturday, Aug. 21. Motorists can expect to see various lane closures in the evenings along with a flagging operation to guide traffic through the work zone between I-49. and Independence St. during this time.

Once asphalt repairs are completed, crews will begin concrete replacement work on approximately Monday, Aug. 23, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily until approximately Thursday, Sept. 2. This work will require Mechanic St. to be ONE WAY only, closing westbound Mechanic St. from Commercial St. to Independence St. Motorists headed westbound on Mechanic St. will be routed south on Independence St. and will turn right onto S. Commercial St. and follow it north back to Mechanic St.

Mechanic Street repav detours

This work will be followed by nighttime pavement resurfacing operations. Full details of this work will be announced at a later date. All work is weather permitting.

Please be patient and considerate to your fellow motorists. Use the zipper merge and take turns at merge points. Please remember that all work zones are NO PHONE ZONES. Buckle up. Phone down. Arrive Alive.

Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway.

 For more information about MoDOT news, projects or events, please visit www.modot.mo.gov/kansascity 

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