CASS COUNTY – MoDOT Kansas City is in the process of replacing the bridge deck on the MO Route 291 bridge over Middle Big Creek. Work is currently scheduled to be completed by the end of June. All work is weather permitting.

Currently MO Route 291 is closed between MO 150 and MO 58. This work includes both pavement and guardrail replacements in the area. The north side of the closure along MO Route 291 will still have local access to Lake Winnebago Drive and the south side of the closure will be just north of local businesses so as not to disturb their operations.

This project has been let in combination with the bridge replacement project of the MO Route 58 bridge over Big Creek. Work on that bridge is anticipated to begin in approximately August 2021. All work is weather permitting.

Detour Information

  • Southbound travelers are advised to exit MO Route 291 at MO Route 150 and head eastbound to MO Route 7 southbound, and then follow MO Route 58 west to gain access back to MO Route 291.
  • Northbound travelers are advised to exit MO Route 291 at MO Route 58 (south junction) and head eastbound to MO Route 7 northbound, and then follow MO Route 150 west to gain access back to MO Route 291.

Please be patient and considerate to your fellow motorists. Use the zipper merge and take turns at merge points.  Please remember that all work zones are NO PHONE ZONES. Buckle up. Phone down. Arrive Alive. For potential impacts to traffic, please review KC Scout cameras at or consult our real-time traffic partner, WAZE.

Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway.

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