Motorists in Clay County will soon have one less headache during the morning drive in the Liberty area. Officials will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday morning to celebrate the opening of the Flintlock Flyover in Liberty. The ribbon cutting will happen at the southern end of the project.
Press Release from the Missouri Department of Transportation
August 5, 2013
A ribbon cutting ceremony beginning 10 a.m. Monday, August 12, on the south end of the newly constructed Flintlock Flyover project in Clay County will precede the anticipated opening later that day of the new bridge that spans I-35.
Federal, state and local officials, community members and the Liberty School District will join the Missouri Department of Transportation to celebrate safety enhancements and opening the roadway to traffic before the beginning of the 2013 school year. The event will take place on the new roadway near the roundabout at Liberty Drive and Flintlock Road.
Although the road will open to traffic, work will continue on the project through December.
Flintlock Road now connects Northeast Flintlock to Liberty Drive with a two-lane road, with a paved bicycle and pedestrian path. Roundabouts were also constructed at Liberty Drive and N.E. 76th Street. The finished project will improve safety and reduce congestion at key locations in the area.
This is an $11 million project and was built through a partnership with the City of Liberty, the City of Kansas City and MoDOT.
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