Driving in Kansas City can be a challenge, not just for visitors but for those of us who live here. Whether you’re driving to the Sprint Center or the Kauffman Center for a concert or to Truman Sports Complex to see a game, we’ve put together several resources to help you drive to where you want to be.
This map from the Missouri Department of Transportation shows which roads are closed due to construction and also where to expect delays: http://traveler.modot.org/map/?district=KANSASCITY
Kansas City SCOUT
Kansas City Scout is a city-wide electronic traffic management system that offers several resources to motorists, including:
- Mobile App – The SCOUT app provides access to information for Kansas City metro area roadways. You can find it at Apple’s App Store or at Google Play
- Kansas City Live Traffic map – http://www.kcscout.net/Default.aspx
- Scout on Twitter – Get real time traffic tweets @KansasCityScout
- Custom email or text alerts – https://www.mykcscout.com/SubLogin.html
1. Call *55 for the Missouri Highway Patrol and get assistance from Kansas City SCOUT or Motorist Assist.
2. Call *47 to reach the Kansas Highway Patrol Central Communications Center
3. Call *KTA to reach Kansas Turnpike Authority dispatchers
Major Interstates through Kansas City
US Interstate 70 (I-70): This highway runs east and west through Kansas City. On the Missouri side it’s known as the “George Brett Super Highway.”
US Interstate 35 (I-35): This highway travels through Johnson County, passes through the downtown freeway loop, across the Missouri River over the Kit Bond Bridge, and finally north-northeast through Clay County.
Interstate 670 (I-670): This highway is a 2.81 mile connector highway between I-70 in Kansas City, Kansas and I-70 in Kansas City, Missouri. The highway provides a more direct route through downtown Kansas City than I-70.
US Interstate 29 (I-29): This highway begins at I-70 in Kansas City and joins I-35 and U.S. Route 71 and crosses over the Missouri River via the Kit Bond Bridge. I-29 and I-35 separate just past North Kansas City with I-29 turning northwest toward Kansas City International Airport and St. Joseph. I-35 continues north to Des Moines.
Interstate 435 (I-435):This interstate loops Kansas City for more than 80 miles intersecting nearly every other interstate highway in the Kansas City area (except I-635 and I- 670).
Interstate 635 (I-635): This 12-mile highway connects I-35 in Overland Park and I-29 in Kansas City providing a direct route to Kansas City International Airport.
Interstate 49 (I-49): The Missouri portion of this highway is comprised of current US 71 between I-435 in south Kansas City and Route H at Pineville, Mo.