For the first time in a year and a half, Kasold Drive is completely open to traffic all the way from the Farmer's Turnpike to Kansas Highway 10.
Around noon Friday, construction workers removed barricades blocking portions of the road between Peterson Road and the bridge over the Kansas Turnpike. The road is now open to through traffic, and nearby neighborhoods now have access to it. The southern portion of the street, between Peterson and Tillerman Roads, opened this summer.
The newly constructed street features several roundabouts and sidewalks on both sides of the street. Construction began about a year ago.
In July, construction wrapped up on Kasold Drive between Bob Billings Drive and Clinton Parkway. That 14-month project rebuilt the road, lowered the incline of the hills, and added a median, sidewalks and street lights. During construction, traffic was restricted to one lane in each direction.