News from City Hall
City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
CONTACT: Mary Charles, city communications officer, (816) 513-1356
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 11, 2009
Street closures announced for Tour of Missouri
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Public Works Department is alerting motorists that many streets in the City’s River Market, Downtown, Crossroads and Crown Center areas will be closed on Sunday, Sept. 13, to accommodate Stage 7 of the Tour of Missouri. Streets used for the race will be closed to traffic from approximately 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. While cross traffic may occasionally be permitted between race laps, motorists on cross streets should anticipate extensive delays lasting at least 15 minutes.
Traffic around the Crown Center area will be heavily impacted by the race. The intersection of Pershing Road and Grand Boulevard will be closed from 4 a.m. to approximately 10 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13.
Drivers not attending the race are encouraged to choose alternate routes. Suggested alternate routes for north/south thru traffic are Gillham/Oak on the east and I-35 on the west side of the downtown. East/west thru traffic should use I-70 or I-670, Truman Road (expect delays at Grand) or 39th Street.
After 1:30 p.m., access to Union Station and the Westin Crown Center will be limited to Main Street. Main Street will be closed to southbound thru traffic at 20th Street, and only vehicles seeking access to Union Station parking, the Westin Crown Center, the IRS buildings or other local traffic will be allowed.
Street closures include:
Grand Boulevard from 9th Street to Main Street
Pershing Road from Grand Boulevard to Broadway/W Pennway
Main Street from Grand Boulevard to Pershing Road
Kessler/Memorial Drive/ Wyandotte from Pershing Road to 31st Street
31st Street from Main Street to Broadway Boulevard
Broadway/Penn Valley Drive from 31st Street to Southwest Boulevard
The Intersection of Broadway and Southwest Boulevard
The West Pennway exit at I-35
Summit Street from W Pennway to 17th Street
Washington Street from 14th Street to 12th Street
12th Street from Washington Street to Main Street
Main/Delaware from 12th Street to 3rd Street
Grand Street Viaduct through Berkley Riverfront Park
Lydia Street from Grand Boulevard to Guinotte Avenue
3rd Street / NE Industrial Trafficway from Guinotte Avenue to Charlotte Street
Charlotte Street from 3rd Street to 9th Street
9th Street from Charlotte Street to Grand Boulevard
The Tour of Missouri is a 612-mile professional cycling race that spans a week and is conducted in stages throughout the State of Missouri. The City of Kansas City is the final stage for this year’s Tour. For more information about the Tour of Missouri, visit http://www.tourofmissouri.com.
Media inquiries and other requests for more information about the closures should be directed to Dennis Gagnon, public information officer for the Public Works Department, (816) 513-2659.