Ramps at I-435 and 87th Street will be closed intermittently

Drivers who use 87th Street to get to I-435 in Kansas City are bound to be irked this morning.

The ramps at the interchange are going to close at various times through the next couple of months because of a city project to build roundabouts on each side of the interstate at 87th Street.

The ramp from 87th to northbound I-435 and the ramp from southbound I-435 to 87th Street will close at 9 this morning and reopen July 31 or sooner as work on the north side of 87th is completed.

As soon as those ramps are back open, the ramp from 87th to southbound I-435 and the ramp from northbound I-435 to 87th will close for several months to complete the project in November.

Kansas City’s roundabout project will keep open 87th Street beneath I-435 during construction, but motorists who need to get to 87th from I-435 during ramp closures must detour to Hillcrest and Bannister roads.