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It will be a few more days before the entire Johnson County Gateway Phase 2 project is fully opened, but that didn’t stop local, state and federal officials from celebrating its completion at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday. Deputy Federal Highway Administrator David Kim talks about the importance of investing in infrastructure.
Local, state and federal officials got a jump on the celebration of the end of the $288 million project Tuesday. The project has been under construction for 2 1/2 years and at times has been the bane of drivers as they dealt with orange barrels, lane and bridge closures and changing traffic patterns on their daily commutes.
The end is near for the Johnson County Gateway project, and the Kansas Department of Transportation will celebrate with a ribbon cutting Tuesday.
The celebration, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 12601 W. 95th Street in Lenexa, marks the substantial completion of the Johnson County Gateway Phase 2 project at the Interstate 435/Interstate 35/Kansas 10 interchange. The project has been under construction for 2 1/2 years.
The construction chaos is coming to an end for drivers in Johnson County.
On Wednesday, drivers will be able to go through the I-35 and 95th Street interchange.
August 16, 2016 – KC Star – 95th Street- I-35 interchange in Lenexa opens for Wednesday morning’s rush hour
The celebration began early as state and city officials along with business owners gathered Tuesday at the rebuilt 95th Street and Interstate 35 interchange in Lenexa for a ribbon-cutting to mark its completion.