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KDOT planning for ‘Johnson County Gateway’ at K-10, I-435, I-35

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Kansas Highway 10 connects with Interstate 435, which in turn connects with Interstate 35 — while nearly 500,000 vehicles negotiate the involved interchanges each day.

The stretch of lanes, bridges and ramps now is the subject of a 27-month study, one designed to come up with solutions for handling the increased traffic projected to arrive in the coming years.

The Kansas Department of Transportation on Thursday announced the launch of a study web site, www.jocogateway.com, to keep people up to speed on the comprehensive project.

Goals of the project include identifying ways for the three-highway gateway to better handle increased traffic, accommodate more public transit, and support economic opportunities.

Specifically, the project will study the three highways and how they interact — with particular focus on three areas:

• K-10 from Ridgeview Road to I-435.

• I-435, from Quivira Road to 95th Street.

• I-35, from 95th to 119th streets.

The study calls for creating a “preliminary design concept” for improving the interchanges, plus devising a prioritized list of recommendations for better moving traffic safely and efficiently through the area.

Officials expect a final design concept to include phased projects that could be built as financing became available.

For more information about the study, visit www.jocogateway.com.

Comments

feeble 5 years, 10 months ago

Are improvements needed? Yes. Will this make commuting a major PIA? oh heck yeah.

ralphralph 5 years, 10 months ago

I-35 North onto I-435 East is going to leave commuters dead. It's worth taking a look at, especially if the Intermodal facility at Gardner is going to generate the truck traffic I've heard predicted ..... there is no place for those trucks to get from Gardner to points north and east without further clogging the works at 435. Don't know as much about K-10, except that it's a white-knuckle speedway whenever I've been on it. The load on K-10 will spike up with completion of the SLC, but I'll be dead for decades before that happens.

John Hamm 5 years, 10 months ago

Typical KDOT and Johnson County thinking - just throw more lanes at it. It's high time the number of lanes starts dropping in favor of more efficient, effective transportation.

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