U.S. 169 in KCK to be closed during weekend

Motorists need to be alert to a key road closure this weekend in Kansas City, Kan.

Highway workers will close 7th Street Trafficway, also known as U.S. 169, from Kansas Avenue to Interstate 70 all weekend so the 7th Street Bridge can be replaced. The closure starts at 7 tonight and runs until 5:30 a.m. Monday.

Southbound traffic will detour via westbound I-70 to 18th Street to Kansas Avenue, and northbound traffic will detour via Kansas Avenue to 18th Street to eastbound I-70 to Central Avenue.

The ramp from eastbound I-70 to 7th Street has been closed for this project and will continue to be closed while it’s under way.