The Missouri Department of Transportation opened the new Crysler Avenue bridge over Interstate 70 shortly after noon Monday.
A MoDOT spokesperson said the Phelps Road bridge, the last of the three new bridges over I-70 in the area, will likely reopen Tuesday. Crews were striping at Phelps as the Crysler bridge reopened.
Pittman Road, just west of the Independence-Kansas City border, re-opened last month. Since then, crews have straightened the shifted lanes of traffic at Crysler and Phelps and reopened the I-70 eastbound entrance ramp from Blue Ridge Boulevard, which had been closed to ease traffic congestion at a lane shift at Crysler.
Over the weekend, someone removed the barriers to the Phelps and Crysler spans, causing MoDOT to send out a reminder Sunday on social media that the new bridges had not yet opened.
All three spans had been closed since the end of May, in preparation for demolition in early June.
MoDOT estimated that before the bridges were demolished Pittman Road had about 3,300 vehicles crossing daily, Crysler had 3,500 and Phelps had 2,600.