Great News for Drivers in the Northland
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Transportation said Tuesday that it is ahead of schedule in the work it is doing on Route 169 and expects to open the route in early November, rather than December.
MODOT said the bin wall replacement project is ahead of schedule by more than a month, thanks to the good weather and extraordinary efforts by the contractors. The new target takes into consideration the possibility of some weather-related interruption over the next few weeks.
The general contractor, Pyramid Construction Co., and their subcontractor, Comanche Construction Co., have planned and executed the removal and replacement of about a mile of bin wall holding up the east side of the northbound lanes, the repair and rehabilitation of the southbound lanes, and drainage improvements. The work is being done in an unusually restricted area that has an active rail yard on the east and the Missouri River on the west.
Pyramid expects to complete the bin wall replacement by the end of this week. Over the next few weeks the remaining work includes paving the northbound lanes, completion of southbound lanes, some drainage work, guard rail installation and striping.
For more information about other MoDOT projects, please visit MoDOT’s Website at www.modot.mo.gov/kansascity.