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Source: US State of Missouri

JACKSON COUNTY –MoDOT Kansas City will be closing both eastbound and westbound U.S. 24 Highway over Delaware St. in Independence, MO beginning on Monday, Sept. 30 until approximately early June 2020. This closure is for a total bridge replacement of the U.S. 24 Highway bridge over Delaware St. near the Truman Library.

  • Access to businesses on the east and west side of the bridge will be maintained.
  • Motorists using eastbound or westbound U.S. 24 Highway will be rerouted via the on and off ramps at the U.S. 24 and Delaware St. intersection. Impacts to traffic flow along U.S. 24 are expected to be minor.
  • Delaware St. beneath U.S. 24 will be CLOSED from Sept. 30, 2019 to early June 2020.
    • Motorists headed eastbound on U.S. 24 needing to access Delaware St. are advised to turn right onto River Blvd., make a left on College St., take a right on Bess Truman Blvd., go through the roundabout to College St., take a Left on Liberty St. continuing until Mechanic Ave., and finally taking a left onto Delaware St.
    • Motorists headed westbound on U.S. 24 needing to access Delaware St. are advise to turn left onto Liberty St., a right onto College St., and to go throughout the roundabout to Bess Truman Blvd., turn left onto College St., to access Delaware St.

The goals of this project include replacing the existing structure economically, minimizing traffic impacts along U.S. 24, and providing context-sensitive aesthetic enhancements all while staying within the existing right of way footprint. For more information about this project, visit our website. For potential impacts to traffic, please review KC Scout cameras at or consult our real-time traffic partner, WAZE.  

Please remember that all work zones are NO PHONE zones. Buckle up. Phone down. Arrive Alive. Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway.

For more information about MoDOT news, projects or events, please visit our website at For instant updates, follow MoDOT_KC on Twitter, or share posts and comments on our Facebook at  MoDOT Kansas City maintains more than 7,000 miles of state roadway in nine counties. Sign up online for work zone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636).