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City schedules overnight closure of 87th Street

A portion of 87th Street will close briefly on Sunday, June 20 for construction work.

The planned closure will impact an area between Hillcrest Road and the southbound ramp to Interstate 435. The closure will begin at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 20 and last until 5 a.m. Monday, June 21.

Westbound traffic coming from Blue Ridge Boulevard will detour to Bannister Road. Eastbound traffic from Hillcrest Road, Drury Avenue or Blue River Road will face no detour, as the closure will be at the I-435 bridge.

Construction on 87th Street between Denver Avenue and Hillcrest Road began in June 2009. The project is designed to realign and widen the street, including replacing curbs, gutters and storm and sanitary sewers. Roundabouts are also being installed at both I-435 intersections, Hillcrest Road and Newton Avenue.

The Capital Projects Office is managing the $10 million project for the City’s Public Works Department. Construction is scheduled for completion in late 2010.

For more information, contact Sean Demory, capital projects office, public relations and communications at 816-513-0059 or at


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