Utility work will slow traffic on some busy streets in Independence for a couple of weeks.

The Missouri Department of Transportation says these streets are scheduled for work:

• A lane of eastbound U.S. 24 between Interstate 435 and Noland Road from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Monday through March 9.

• A lane of eastbound 23rd Street between Noland and Missouri 291 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Monday through March 9.