I think I have my plan but wanted to run it by the smart guys on this forum.
I am looking to remove a 3 way switch as part of a kitchen remodel. Actually 2 of them but the wiring/process should be the same as the wires in the boxes are the same for both.
In the picture attached I will put the "Remove This" box in a wall and tie the appropriate wires together. Hot/hot. Neutral/neutral. Grnd/Grnd. Leave red unattached and cap it. Then cover that box with a wall plate in the new location. I will then replace the switches that go to the lights with a single pole switch and leave red traveler capped here as well. This seems pretty straightforward but wanted to see if I am missing anything.
Thanks for your time!
EDIT: Ok here are a couple of pictures based upon feedback. The first pic is of the 2 gang box has the 2 switches I want to remove and put the reconnected wires in an accessible box in the wall. There are 4 wires coming in.
All of the neutrals are connected so I would leave those.
The black wires from the 14/2 are connected to the black screws on the existing switches. The blacks from the 14/3 in that box are connected as shown. Red traveler is also shown. Hopefully clearly-ish.
The next pics show the other switches that I want to keep. They are not the same as the red traveler & black are swapped.
One comment that I had a further question on was code related to placement of switches. I am not sure of that as I couldn't find a definitive answer as to whether removing these 2 switches is doomed from the start. That final picture is a general of my kitchen. 20' x 12'. Is there a portion of the code that designates distance between switches? etc?? I'm kinda stuck on this comment.