Corbin H. Crable

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Entrance and exit ramps to Lone Elm Road from Interstate 35 are now open to the public.

The Lone Elm project, designed to relieve traffic congestion along 151st Street, cost $67 million and has been in the works for seven years, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation. KDOT officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening on Thursday morning.

In addition, the project included the reconstruction of the Lone Elm Bridge.  The new bridge opened in early June.