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CONTACT: City Communications Office, 816-513-0049

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 9, 2010

87th Street closure beginning July 12

The City of Kansas City, Mo. Capital Projects Office announced that repairs on 87th Street will close the road between Drury Avenue and Hillcrest Road north of 87th Street for three weeks starting Monday, July 12.

The roadway will reopen for traffic on August 2. During the closure, traffic will be routed to Bannister Road via southbound I-435 or U.S. Highway 71. Detour signs will be posted during construction.

The extensive road improvement will realign and widen 87th Street east of U.S. Highway 71, adding sidewalks, storm and sanitary sewers, and other improvements to the roadway. In addition, roundabouts will be installed at both I-435 intersections, Hillcrest Road and Newton Avenue. Construction is scheduled for completion in fall 2011.

Media inquiries and requests for more information about this project should be directed to Sean Demory, communications manager for the Capital Projects Office, 816-513-0059.

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