Missouri transportation officials to hold I-70 hearings

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - 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.

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 http://www.modot.org/kansascity.

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