KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Emergency repairs have forced crews to close part of another Kansas City-area interstate starting Monday.

The Missouri Department of Transportation said crews will be repairing bridge joint expansion repairs that cannot wait. The repairs will be taking place along westbound I-435 over the Blue River.

The following areas are closed as of Monday morning and are expected to be closed overnight. MoDOT said the repairs are expected to be complete and will not impact Tuesday’s morning rush hour.

  • Crews will CLOSE the ramp from southbound U.S. 71 (I-49) to westbound I-435.
  • Crews will CLOSE the ramp from southbound Bannister Rd. to westbound I-435.
  • Crews will CLOSE southbound I-435 to westbound I-435.
  • Crews will CLOSE one lane of the ramp from westbound I-470 to westbound I-435.
    • The left two lanes of westbound I-435 will remain open.

Drivers are encouraged to use I-49 or I-470 as a detour back to westbound I-435.

MoDOT said the work is expected to cause additional traffic delays on westbound I-435, the northbound I-49 ramp to westbound I-435, and westbound I-470 ramp to westbound I-435.

Crews had to close this same area last week for emergency repairs, and MoDOT told FOX4 long-term repairs are looming for the bridge joint.

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