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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Southbound I-29 at Cookingham Drive has reopened Thursday after it was closed down Wednesday afternoon when pavement blew up in a work zone there, the Missouri Department of Transportation says.

Initially MoDOT said they expected the closure to last until 2 p.m. Wednesday, but the roadway didn’t reopen until 7:15 a.m. on Thursday. They said it is due to multiple pavement failures within the work zone.

MoDOT  said I-29 was already reduced to one lane at this location for bridge repairs, and that the closure will not impact travelers headed northbound to KCI Airport. However, travelers headed to the airport going southbound will need to follow the signed detour around the closure in the meantime. All work is weather dependent.

MoDOT urges all motorists to be alert, obey warning signs and use caution when driving through work zones.