FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2017
The morning commute in and around Crown Center on April 6 is going to be anything except routine. The centennial ceremony recognizing the United States’ entry into the Great War is being held on Thursday at the National World War I Museum and Memorial, meaning surrounding streets will be closed due to security for international diplomats who will be attending.
Road closures and security measures around the museum start at 3 a.m. For commuters who work in the area, this map shows how to access nearby businesses. A second map shows recommended detours for motorists who are just driving through.
The closed roads are:
- Main Street between 20th Street and Grand Boulevard
- Pershing Road between Broadway Street and Grand Boulevard
- Kessler Road from Pershing Road to Wyandotte Street
- 27th Street between Main Street and Grand Boulevard
- 29th Street between Broadway and Wyandotte Street
- Wyandotte Street between Memorial Drive / Kessler Road and 31st Street
Main Street detours include Grand Boulevard, Gillham Road, Southwest Trafficway or Broadway Boulevard for north/south traffic.
East/west traffic should use 20th or 31st streets.
Those attending the ceremony must have tickets in advance because no tickets will be available onsite.
Public attendees are required to access the event at Pershing Road and Main Street. Accessible transportation for ticketed guests will be available via shuttle at Pershing Road and Main Street, courtesy of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA).
Public access to the event is between 6 a.m. – 9 a.m.
There will be no parking in and around the memorial including Union Station. The public is encouraged to walk or use KC Streetcar and KCATA/RideKC.
Media inquiries should be directed to City Communications Director, Chris Hernandez, by phone at 816-513-3474.