Summary of Johnson County Gateway Phase 2; inclusive of K-10/K-7 Interchange


Contact Information

Organization: KDOT
Contact person: Allison Smith
Title: Environmental Coordinator/MPO Liaison
Phone: 785-296-0341
Organization address: 700 SW Harison
  Topeka, KS    66603

General Information

1. Project name: Johnson County Gateway Phase 2; inclusive of K-10/K-7 Interchange
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: Lenexa, OP, Johnson County, KS
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: Various
4. Primary project mode: Highway/roadway 
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * Bridge * Freight * Transit )
The Gateway Project is at the confluence of I-35, I-435, and K-10 and connects a number of modes at this significant transportation hub for the region. Here motorists, transit, and freight shippers come together as an economic engine for the Kansas City region and the State. The Gateway Project connect freight shippers to the BNSF Intermodal Facility along I-35 to distribution centers nation wide. Transit vehicles find greater travel time reductions for passengers with the ability to utilize bus on shoulder provisions during peak hours and congested traffic. Motorists will find that the Gateway can more efficiently handle current and future traffic demand along all the Gateway corridors. The facility, with construction of this phase of the project, will be safer for all users. The preferred concept for this Gateway Project provides access to existing interchanges to allow for future transit service and future park and ride lots should they be provided.
6. Project Purpose: * System expansion (added capacity) * System preservation, rehabilitation or replacement * System operations and management )
7. Project sponsor: Allison Smith
8. Total budget in 2019 dollars: $378000000
9. Project description: Reconstruction and capacity improvements to the I-435/I-35/K-10 interchanges. This will consist of Phase 2 of planned concept improvements. This project may also be inclusive of the reconfiguration of the K-10/K-7 interchange. Primary users of this facility are motorists, transit riders along I-35 (bus on shoulder), and freight shippers.
10. Scope: The Gateway project will better accommodate the needs for mobility of motorists, freight, and transit riders while non-motorized travelers, since this is a complex interchange of interstate routes, would be accommodated by the local road system. Improvements to the interchange and adjoining facilities are critical so that vehicles and freight shippers can continue to safely and efficiently access multiple areas of growth and economic development that surround the Gateway. One important development being the BNSF Intermodal facility in Edgerton, a little further south on I-35. Improvements are also needed to better facilitate connections between different regions in the metro and beyond and to better handle future traffic demands, preserve the system, and accommodate public transportation. An expected outcome of the project is a noticeable reduction in the degree of vehicle congestion along I-35, I-435 and K-10, better traffic flow, and overall improved safety and operations of the system.
11. Project schedule: To be determined pending future funding availability and programming decisions, but in general 2030-2040

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