It may be a long few months for drivers, now that the 95th Street and I-35 interchange is closed for construction.
According to the Johnson County Gateway Project website, the area will be rebuilt into a new diverging diamond interchange. The entire interchange and some surrounding streets will be closed for six months. The website also states the reconstruction will include adding new sidewalks, pedestrian crossings and new lighting.
The Johnson County Gateway Project says the marked detour will be via 87th Street to either Quivira Road and Pflumm Road, but using U.S. 69 or I-435 and other local streets is also suggested.
All ramps to and from I-35 and 95th Street from Noland Road to Monrovia Street will be closed.
Portions of Marshall Drive and Lenexa Drive on either side of I-35 will be closed through June. Underpasses will be added on Marshall Drive and Lenexa Drive to allow traffic to flow independently from 95th Street interchange traffic.
Construction to convert Bradshaw Street and Gillett Street into a cul-de-sac started in January and is scheduled to be complete in May 2016. Learn more about the project HERE