The Missouri Department of Transportation says it will close the eastbound Interstate 70 ramp to Blue Ridge Cutoff starting at 6 a.m. Wednesday until the summer of this year for pavement construction.

The closure is part of the ongoing project to reconstruct the I-70 and I-435 interchange, which will last into 2021.

MoDOT cautions motorists that the ramp closure will affect some fans heading to Kauffman Stadium for some Royals games this year. Motorists who normally use that ramp should exit eastbound I-70 earlier at U.S. 40 and continue east until they reach Blue Ridge Cutoff.