The much-anticipated opening of the Blue Springs Whataburger, 905 Missouri 7 Hwy, is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, May 9. With the opening, the City and Whataburger anticipate more traffic than usual in the area and will have detours set up for those wishing to enjoy a burger May 9-15.
From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 9-15, westbound NW South Outer Road will be closed from Missouri 7 Hwy to NW Mock Ave and traffic from 7 Hwy will not be able to turn onto South Outer Road to access Whataburger. Eastbound NW South Outer Road will be open and vehicles on NW Mock will only be allowed to make a right turn onto eastbound on 7 Hwy.
For southbound traffic on MO 7 Accessing Whataburger
Vehicles traveling South on Missouri 7 Hwy to will not be able to turn right on Mock Ave./South Outer Road. Instead, vehicles will be routed to turn right on R.D. Mize Road and follow R.D. Mize to 15th Street. Vehicles should then make a right turn on 15th Street and take a right on to South Outer Road. The entrance to Whataburger will be on the left just past the BP Gas Station.
For Northbound traffic on MO 7 Accessing Whataburger
Vehicles traveling North on Missouri 7 Hwy will need to turn left at R.D. Mize Rd. and go west to NW 15th St. Vehicles should then make a right turn on 15th Street and take a right on the South Outer Road. The entrance to Whataburger will be on the left just past the BP Gas Station. Vehicles will NOT be able to turn left on South Outer Road from Northbound 7 Hwy.
Please see the attached map for a visual representation of the traffic flows. Officers and signage will be posted to help direct traffic from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 9 through 15 as needed. Whataburger is paying for the enhanced police and traffic assistance.
“With the anticipated popularity of the opening of the Blue Springs Whataburger location, we wanted to ensure traffic does not back up onto Missouri Hwy 7 and that residents and visitors will not be inconvenienced by the influx of traffic on the opening days of the business. We ask that vehicles respect the nearby neighborhoods and businesses and keep to the outlined detour routes,” said Blue Springs Police Chief Bob Muenz.
For more information go to www.bluespringsgov.com or contact WhataburgerPR@WBHQ.com.