Roadwork creates misery for Kansas City commuters
The Kansas City Star
People traveling northbound on Interstate 35 from Johnson County into downtown Kansas City faced miserable stop-and-go traffic this morning.
Road crews were out making repairs after an unexpected failure of an expansion joint on Tuesday. The gash in the highway before Broadway caused work crews to reduce the flow of traffic, The Kansas City Star reports.
Commuters already were facing the closure of two lanes on the highway because of a scheduled $35 million project to fix more than a dozen bridges in and around the downtown freeway loop.
Motorists could only grin and bear the slowdown at least knowing that the repairs would make their travels safer in the long run and keep Kansas City area folks working.