Skip to main content

City Initiatives on the August 6th Ballot

City of Independence Logo

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) reopened 291 Highway through the City of Independence after temporarily closing it for inspection.

MoDOT closed MO 291 for roughly a mile, from Truman Road north to U.S. 24, beginning the evening of June 27, 2024.

MoDOT crews discovered a crack under the roadway while inspecting a recent mine collapse in the area. Out of an abundance of caution, the road was closed.

Following the inspection, MoDOT reopened 291 at 8 a.m. on June 29, 2024.

The intersection MO 291 and E. Salisbury Rd. will remain open to local access traffic. Motorists traveling on NB MO 291 will be able to exit on Truman Rd. and motorists traveling on SB MO 291 will be able to exit on U.S. 24.

The City of Independence recommends using Lee's Summit Road as an alternative route until MoDOT reopens 291. 


Original article:

Portion of 291 Highway closed through City of Independence

June 27, 2024 The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) announced it will close a portion of 291 Highway through the City of Independence.

MoDOT closed MO 291 for roughly a mile, from Truman Road north to U.S. 24, beginning the evening of June 27, 2024.

MoDOT crews discovered a crack in the roadway while inspecting a recent mine collapse in the area. Out of an abundance of caution, the road is closed under further notice.

The intersection MO 291 and E. Salisbury Rd. will remain open to local access traffic. Motorists traveling on NB MO 291 will be able to exit on Truman Rd. and motorists traveling on SB MO 291 will be able to exit on U.S. 24.

The City of Independence recommends using Lee's Summit Road as an alternative route until MoDOT reopens 291. 

Municipal Services, Newsroom
Press Release
Announcements, Closures

Media Inquiries, contact:

Rebecca Gannon
Public Information Officer

rgannon@indepmo.org
816-819-9260