alertJohnson County Gateway Phase 2 Construction is now complete. Be aware of additional lane closures as other construction projects begin.

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Johnson County Gateway Project FULL OPENING UPDATE




December 9, 2016

News Contact:    Kimberly Qualls, (785) 640-9340 or


Johnson County Gateway Project FULL OPENING UPDATE


GOOD NEWS! ALL CLOSURES FULLY OPENING by Monday, December 12!  Over the weekend, GIC crews will complete permanent pavement marking work throughout the interchange area and if they are successful, by 5 a.m. on Monday, December 12, weather permitting, the following movements will FULLY OPEN to traffic.


  • Westbound I-435 to southbound I-35 flyover ramp will fully open to two lanes
  • Eastbound I-435 to northbound I-35 flyover ramp will fully open to two lanes
  • Eastbound I-435 to southbound I-35 ramp will fully open to two lanes
  • All lanes of eastbound I-435 at I-35 will fully open


Here’s what this means for drivers:  All movements at the Johnson County Gateway Project will be FULLY OPEN to all traffic, after 2.5 years of ongoing construction. There will still be daily lane closures as crews continue to complete finishing work throughout the project.


Updated daily traffic information for the #jocogateway interchange project can be viewed at: and for the entire Kansas City Metro Area at:


The Kansas Department of Transportation urges all motorists to be alert, take it slow, obey the warning signs, and “Give ‘Em a Brake!” when approaching and driving through the project work zone.


Overall #jocogateway Phase Two Project work is scheduled to be completed in December 2016. (KDOT Project #435-46 KA-1002-06)


December 9th, 2016|Categories: Home, News Releases, Project Milestone|Tags: , , , , , , |

November 2016 Final Project Update: Project Completed

The Kansas Department of Transportation’s Johnson County Gateway Phase 2 Project is now substantially complete!  Read more about the 2016 work and the entire project in the latest, and last project factsheet.

See some of the amazing facts and figures regarding the Johnson County Gateway Project.

November 30th, 2016|Categories: Factsheets, Home|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Final Milestone Celebrated on Mega Johnson County Gateway Project


Nov. 29, 2016

News Contact:    Kimberly Qualls, (785) 640-9340 or


The ribbon was officially cut today on the mega project by distinguished event speakers
(from left to right in photo above):
KDOT Acting Secretary Richard Carlson;
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback; Kansas Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer; FHWA Deputy Administrator David Kim;
Johnson County Commissioner Ed Eilert; City of Lenexa Mayor Mike Boehm; City of Olathe Mayor Mike Copeland; and Gateway Interchange Constructors Bill Clarkson.

NEW!! #JoCoGateway Project video shown at today’s celebration event located here:

See attached November 2016 #JoCoGateway Project Update.


Final Milestone Celebrated on Mega
Johnson County Gateway Project

The large, complex Johnson County Gateway project, expected to fully open early next week, was celebrated by local, state and federal officials today in Lenexa.

The ribbon-cutting at Crowne Plaza Hotel marked the substantial completion of Kansas’ first design-build project. The $288 million Gateway has been under construction for 2½ years at the convergence of Interstates 35 and 435 and K-10.

“The Gateway project will be a means of improved travel for tens of thousands of commuters. With the addition of 56 new highway lane miles and more than 27 new and rehabbed bridges, the project provides a conduit for increased economic development, safe travel and the movement of freight,” said Gov. Sam Brownback.

The Gateway is the state’s first major design-build project, a construction method authorized under the T-WORKS transportation program. Under this approach, the design-build team works under a single contract with the project owner to provide design and construction services. This differs from the traditional design-bid-build method.

KDOT, along with the project management consultant team from HNTB, worked with Gateway Interchange Constructors, the design-builders who constructed the complex expansion project. GIC is a joint venture led by Kansas City, Mo.-based Clarkson Construction Co., which partnered with Kiewit Infrastructure Co. Additional key members of the team included design firms HDR Engineering and George Butler Associates.

“The design-build contracting approach allows states to deliver projects more quickly and more cost-effectively,” FHWA Deputy Administrator David S. Kim said. “Through our Every Day Counts initiative, the FHWA encourages innovations such as design build that save time and money for U.S. taxpayers.”

More than 230,000 vehicles travel the Gateway corridor daily.

“With the number of vehicles expected to grow to 380,000 by 2040, drivers will now experience commutes with improved efficiency, decreased travel delays and safer travel through the I-435/I-35/K-10 interchange,” said Acting Transportation Secretary Richard Carlson.

For more information, visit the project website: or contact Kimberly Qualls, Northeast Kansas Public Affairs Manager, at (785) 640-9340 or



November 29th, 2016|Categories: Home, News Releases, Project Milestone|Tags: , , , , , , |

Ribbon-Cutting Scheduled for November 29