Lee’s Summit authorities are reminding motorists that both the eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 50 at I-470 will remain closed untill 8 p.m. Saturday.

Major roadwork is being done in that area. Detours are marked for motorists but delays can be expected.

For other road projects in Missouri log on to the MoDOT website.

Press Release from Lee’s Summit Police Department

On Saturday, July 13th, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. the Missouri Department of Transportation will be shutting down the east and westbound lanes of 50 Highway at I-470 for bridge deck maintenance.  The maintenance work is being performed above 50 highway where I-470 intersects 50 highway, but falling debris from the bridge works requires the closure of both sets of lanes.  Both lanes of I-470 will be open, the shutdown only affects 50 highway, but delays are expected on I-470 also.

Drivers will be required to detour around the affected area.  Drivers on eastbound 50 approaching from Colbern Road will be diverted onto I-470 westbound and taken down to the View High Drive exit.  There, they can come back westbound on I-470 and re-enter 50 highway in the eastbound lanes, east of the affected area.  For drivers that are travelling westbound and approaching from Chipman Road, they will be exited onto eastbound I-470 and turned around at the Douglas Street exit to detour around the area.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible as delays are expected in the detour areas with the additional traffic volume.  Officers with the Lee’s Summit Police Department will be on-scene in the detour area to assist with traffic control and monitor traffic flow.