February 10, 2016

City offers support to KDOT’s Homestead interchange plan

Corbin H. Crable

The city of Edgerton has officially voiced its support for the installation of a new interchange on Interstate 35 at Homestead Lane.

The Edgerton City Council, along with Johnson County, approved a joint letter of support for the project at the governing body’s Dec. 9 meeting. The letter comes on the heels of the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Break-in-Access Study on the project, designed to offer easier access to and from the coming intermodal and logistics park.

After Mayor Don Roberts and county officials sign the letter, the document and the study will be submitted to the Federal Highway Administration for final approval by the Kansas Department of Transportation, according to a memo from City Administrator David Dillner.

After the city and county both sign the letter of support, they will be named on the interchange study as co-sponsors.

Dillner’s memo also stated that the letter offers no financial obligation to the project itself, and that it merely is a statement of support for the interchange’s location.

In other business, the council:

• approved an agreement with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department for the provision of law enforcement services during fiscal year 2011.

• approved a motion designating Public Works Superintendent Mike Mabrey or council member Glyn Powers as the Designated Proxy Holder for the city for the Hillsdale Water Quality Project’s annual corporate meeting.

The council will not meet on Thursday this week; instead, the council’s next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, at the Edgerton Community Center, 404 E. Nelson St. Also this week, City Hall will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 15 so city employees can attend funeral services for former City Clerk Rita Moore, who died last week.

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