Be ready for another round of area interstate lane closures next weekend that are bound to snarl traffic.

The Missouri Department of Transportation will reduce northbound and southbound Interstate 470 to one lane between 39th Street and the Little Blue River just south of U.S. 40. The closures will last from 8 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. July 2 (Monday).

MoDOT will close the left lane for pavement work in preparation for extensive bridge repairs at the I-470/I-70 interchange, U.S. 40 and the Little Blue, which are tentatively scheduled to begin in August.

The work is part of the extensive I-470 bridges project to repair all 15 bridges through November. All work is weather permitting.