alert OVERNIGHT CLOSURE: Northbound I-35 to eastbound I-435 ramp CLOSED 10 PM Thursday, July to 5 AM Friday, July 8 Click here for additional information.

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Johnson County Gateway Phase 2 Project Celebrates Dual Milestones

July 28, 2015
News Contact: Burt Morey, (913) 764-4525 or [email protected]
Kimberly Qualls, (785) 640-9340 or [email protected]

Today’s look from atop the Olathe Convention Center at the new K-10 and Ridgeview Road Diverging Diamond Interchange. Today’s look from atop the Olathe Convention Center at the new K-10 and Ridgeview Road Diverging Diamond Interchange.

Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Mike King, along with officials from Lenexa and Olathe, celebrated the completion of two key milestones today in the mega Johnson County Gateway project.
With the new K-10 and Ridgeview Road interchange in Olathe serving as the backdrop, Secretary King, Lenexa Mayor Mike Boehm, Olathe Mayor Michael Copeland, Gateway Interchange Constructors’ Bill Clarkson and KDOT Project Director Burt Morey cut the ribbon to mark the completion of the K-10 and Ridgeview Road diverging diamond interchange and College Boulevard improvements.
“We know this massive project comes with many traffic delays and we understand what this means to commuters,” said Secretary King. “We know with each project step completed, drivers will experience the improved benefits that each phase brings to their daily travels.”
The College Boulevard improvement project includes the widening from two lanes to four lanes from Renner Boulevard to Ridgeview Road. This will also serve as a detour option while construction continues on K-10.
Kansas’ third diverging diamond interchange at K-10 and Ridgeview Road will help to serve existing and future development in the area. The new Olathe Convention Center (where today’s event was held) will open this fall in the southeast corner of the interchange and the city of Lenexa plans to extend Ridgeview Road north of the interchange to Prairie Star Parkway in the near future.
KDOT also announced that by early next week, the new eastbound K-10 to northbound I-435 two-lane flyover bridge ramp is scheduled to open to all traffic. This will provide commuters a more efficient movement as they navigate from one interstate to another.
More than 230,000 vehicles use the I-435/I-35/K-10 interchange and that number is estimated to grow to 380,000 by 2040. This traffic volume, along with economic development potential, declining infrastructure and roadway safety concerns, are among the key reasons for much needed improvements in the interchange area.
Gateway Interchange Constructors is the design-build team that is completing the project’s Phase 2 construction work. GIC is a joint venture led by Kansas City, Mo.-based Clarkson Construction Co., which has partnered with Kiewit Infrastructure Co. Additional key members of the team include local design firms HDR Engineering, Inc. and George Butler Associates, Inc.
The $288 million, three-year Gateway project is the state’s first major design-build project. Construction on Phase 2 is scheduled to be substantially complete by December 31, 2016.
For more information on the design-build process or the Johnson County Gateway Project, please contact Burt Morey, KDOT Project Manager, at (913) 764-4525 or [email protected] Additional background information can be found on the project website:
For information on other Kansas City Metro Area Projects, please contact Kimberly Qualls, Northeast Kansas Public Affairs Manager, at (785) 640-9340 or [email protected].

Traffic Alert: Full Weekend Closure: College Boulevard and intersections at Renner and Ridgeview


April 30, 2015
News Contact: Kimberly Qualls, (785) 640-9340 or [email protected]

Renner Boulevard, College Boulevard and Ridgeview Road

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EXPECT DELAYS! 24/7 WEEKEND-LONG FULL ROADWAY & RAMP CLOSURES: A portion of Renner Boulevard, College Boulevard and Ridgeview Road will be CLOSED to all traffic for asphalt and pavement marking work, 24/7 round the clock, beginning at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1 and will reopen at 5:00 a.m. on Monday, May 4. Specific closures and marked detour routes are as follows. See detour route map above.

Renner Boulevard between K-10 and the College Boulevard intersection CLOSED. Eastbound K-10 to Renner Boulevard exit ramp and Renner Boulevard to eastbound K-10 entrance ramp CLOSED also.

  • Marked detour route via 113th Street to College Boulevard to Lackman Road to 95th Street.
    College Boulevard between Mill Creek and Eischer Drive CLOSED.
  • Marked detour route via Woodland Avenue to K-10 to I-435 to Lackman Road.
    Ridgeview Road between 106th Street and Ambassador Street CLOSED.
  • Marked detour route via 119th Street To Northgate to Woodland Avenue.

Drivers should expect some delays and must use alternate routes during the weekend-long closures.

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, obey the warning signs, and “Give ‘Em a Brake!” when approaching and driving through the project work zone.

The overall #jocogateway project is scheduled to be completed in late December 2016. (KDOT Project #435-46 KA-1002-06)

This information is available in alternative accessible formats. To obtain an alternative format,
contact KDOT Office of Public Affairs, Eisenhower Building, 700 SW Harrison, 2nd Floor West,
Topeka, Kan., 66603-3754, or (785) 296-3585 (Voice)/Hearing Impaired – 711.

College Boulevard Improvements

From late July through late September 2014 access from College Boulevard to Ambassador Street and Penrose Street will be closed. Ambassador Street may be accessed from Ridgeview Road to 112th Street. Penrose Street may be accessed from Ridgeview Road and 116th Street.  More details will be provided as they become available.

This road work is needed to widen College into four lanes by the end of November 2014, weather permitting.

The links below are two flyers describing the access during construction at Ambassador Street and Penrose Street.

College Boulevard Public Meeting Scheduled

Please join us for a Public Information Open House on the planned improvements for College Boulevard between Ridgeview Road and Renner Boulevard.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

5 to 7 p.m.

Grace Methodist Church

Grace Gathering Room

11485 S. Ridgeview Road, Olathe Kansas 66061

Come learn about the proposed improvements.  Construction will begin in 2014.  Representatives from the cities of Lenexa and Olathe and the Kansas Department of Transportation will be on-hand to answer your questions.

If you require special assistance at the open house please contact Robyn Arthur at 913-312-4906 or [email protected].

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