November 29, 2015

Edgerton, SWJCEDC up contract

Charlie Troutner Special to The Gardner News The unanimous approval of an agreement between the city of Edgerton and the Southwest Johnson County Economic Development Corporation (SWJCEDC) was the highlight of the Oct. 10 Edgerton City Council meeting. The council’s approval of the contract between the city and the SWJCEDC continues the economic development corporation’s Continue Reading

Intermodal Open House scheduled for this Thursday

BNSF Railway will introduce its new Logistics Park Kanas City (LPKC) Intermodal Facility to customers, community, federal and state leaders, and the media during the facility’s grand opening ceremony on Oct. 17. A formal presentation by BNSF CEO Matt Rose with several other federal state and local politicians will kick-off the grand opening. The event Continue Reading

Officials host grand opening of interchange

Danedri Thompson It appeared that dignitaries may be about to be pulled by a dump truck onto southbound Interstate 35, but the scene on the off ramp of I-35 at Homestead Lane was a celebration of collaboration instead. Ed Eilert, Chair of the Johnson County Board of Commissioners, the new interchange, which opened at Continue Reading

Edgerton approves container storage lot

Danedri Thompson Edgerton City Council members approved a shipping container storage lot during at Sept. 26 meeting. The storage lot will be located on the northeast corner of Waverly and 191st Street. As part of the approval process, the council rezoned the 30-acre parcel from rural to logistics park zoning. Edgerton annexed the property Continue Reading

I-35 interchange open

The I-35 interchange serving the new intermodal logistics park is now open.

Edgerton hosts final intermodal session

Charlie Troutner Special to The Gardner News The fourth session of Edgerton’s Intermodal 101 was held on Sept. 30, at Edgerton Elementary School. The session focused on transportation and infrastructure. Edgerton Mayor Donald Roberts and city administrator Beth Linn each spoke to the audience on these matters. Mayor Roberts expressed his gratitude to the crowd Continue Reading

Intermodal, logistics park, interchange open

Danedri Thompson With little public fanfare, the sometimes contentious Logistics Park Kansas City project opened its doors in Edgerton on Monday, Sept. 30. LPKC, with its rail-accessible warehouses next to the BNSF intermodal, will offer distribution services to an international audience. As part of an agreement between the city of Edgerton, BNSF and project Continue Reading

Overweight permits on hold at KDOT request

Charlie Troutner Special to The Gardner News The issue of heavyweight truck traffic on the roads surrounding Logistics Park Kansas City, near the BNSF Intermodal facility, was the topic of discussion at  an Edgerton City Council  meeting on Sept. 19. The meeting was scheduled specifically to deal with whether the city of Edgerton will require Continue Reading

Intermodal class draws a crowd

Charlie Troutner Special to The Gardner News A huge crowd turned out for the third session of Edgerton’s “Intermodal 101” on Sept. 23, at Edgerton Elementary School. This session focused on employment opportunities that will be created by the soon to be opening of the BNSF Intermodal facility in Edgerton. Several speakers addressed the audience Continue Reading

Intermodal class discusses public safety issues

Charlie Troutner Special to The Gardner News Session two of the city of Edgerton’s “Intermodal 101” was held Sept. 16, at Edgerton Elementary School. This series of informational sessions is designed to provide answers to citizens’ questions and concerns regarding the soon-to-be opened BNSF Intermodal facility in Edgerton. The facility is slated to open in Continue Reading