JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold two public hearings this month on how to improve Interstate 70 through Kansas City.
The department is studying an 18-mile stretch of I-70 in Jackson County from the Kansas border to the Interstate 470 interchange.
Transportation officials are looking for ways to reduce bottlenecks, improve safety and accommodate alternative transportation.
Interstate 70 is a highly-traveled route for tractor-trailer trucks.
The hearings are scheduled April 12 at Noland Road Baptist Church in Independence and April 13 at Gregg/Klice Community Center in Kansas City. Both sessions will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
People can also attend the meetings online at www.modot.org/kansascity.
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