Kearney is one of the fastest growing communities in Missouri, but it’s close to significant additional development with the upcoming opening of a new I-35 Interchange.
Located at 19th Street, about one mile south of the current Highway 92 Interchange, it will double the city’s current freeway access and more. While the Missouri Department of Transportation is constructing the interchange, the City of Kearney has added several improvements to 19th Street, already a key east-west road that provides access to Kearney High School and several growing subdivisions. With the new bridge over I-35, Kearney will have a more direct route to rural land west of the freeway. The only current connection is via Highway 92, an increasingly important roadway connecting Platte City and Excelsior Springs.
With funding split between the city and MoDOT, the work includes a diverging diamond interchange design, a walking path over the bridge and traffic improvements on both ends of 19th Street near the construction, including a traffic circle where 19th street connects with 144th Street.
Depending on weather, the interchange is expected to open in November.
To learn more, go to this page on the MoDOT website.