For immediate release: Sept. 21, 2010
CONTACT: Colleen Doctorian, 816-513-0232, firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Information Officer, Water Services Department, City of Kansas City, Missouri
Highway 169 southbound lanes closed between 9 Highway and Broadway Bridge
Highway 169 southbound has been closed between 9 Highway and the Broadway Bridge.
A water main break damaged the highway requiring the southbound lanes to be closed for repairs. It is estimated that the repairs to the main and the street will be completed by Friday.
Drivers using 169 Highway will have to exit at 9 Highway and use the Heart of America Bridge to downtown. Drivers can also use the Paseo Bridge.
To access the Downtown Airport, drivers must access the airport by using the Broadway Bridge and going north to the airport.
The Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department maintains and operates water collection, processing and distribution systems, stormwater management and control systems, and waste water collection and processing systems for residential and business customers in Kansas City and for wholesale customers in the Kansas City region. Operation is funded entirely by fees charged to customers based on their use of products and services, not by taxes.