November 24, 2015

I-35 project to slow area commuters

Work is underway on an Interstate 35 project that will likely slow commuters this summer and fall. Crews began a project to refresh pavement on I-35 between 151st and Santa Fe Streets on March 16. They anticipate temporary lane closures beginning March 30 with the $15 million repaving project to be completed in December. Construction Continue Reading

Southbound I-35 to close overnight weather permitting

The Kansas Department of Transportation is warning southbound Interstate 35 drivers between Gardner and Edgerton to expect delays overnight tonight. Starting at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, southbound I-35 from 175th Street to Kansas Highway 33, near Wellsville, will be closed as workers set girders for the Homestead Lane bridge. KDOT anticipates re-opening the Continue Reading

Northbound I-35 between Edgerton and Gardner to close

A road closure of northbound Interstate 35 between Edgerton and Gardner set for this weekend has been postponed. Workers will instead close northbound I-35 between Kansas 33 Highway and 175th Street at 9 p.m. on March 18. It will re-open at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19 weather permitting. The road will be closed as Continue Reading

Injury accident slows morning traffic on 175th near I-35 exit

Traffic is down to one lane on westbound 175th near the Interstate 35 exit this morning as officers respond to and investigate an injury accident. Sources say a car hit a concrete barrier on eastbound 175th Street shortly after 8 a.m. on Oct. 30. Initially, officers requested a helicopter and shuttered the bridge at I-35. Continue Reading

175th Street, U.S. 169 ramps to be closed all weekend

Mark Taylor Gardner’s main Interstate 35 entrance ramps will be closed over the weekend. According to Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) the southbound and northbound I-35 to 175th Street ramps will be closed from 8 p.m. on July 20 to 5 a.m. on July 23. The closure is to accommodate concrete patching work. “Message Continue Reading

Olathe woman injured in crash

Mark Taylor An Olathe woman was injured in a one vehicle crash near 119th Street on Interstate 35 on June 11. The accident happened at 6 a.m. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 42-year-old Roxana Prendes, Olathe, was southbound in the center lane when she lost control on the wet pavement and struck the Continue Reading

3 injured in rollover crash

Mark Taylor Three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident near Gardner on April 11. The accident took place at 4:30 p.m. on Interstate 35 at Clare Road. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the accident took place when a southbound 2003 Toyota driven by Helen M. Burton, 47, of Wichita was cut off Continue Reading

Morning accident results in minor injury

Mark Taylor One person sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident near the 175th Street and Interstate 35 interchange on March 7. The accident happened at 7:30 a.m. According to Ilena Spalding, public information officer for the Gardner Police Department, one car rear ended another in the eastbound lanes of 175th Street as they Continue Reading

Rollover crash kills 2 – Updated

Mark Taylor Two persons were killed in a rollover accident on I-35 near the Moonlight Road overpass. The accident happened about 1:45 a.m. on Jan. 31. According to Master Deputy Rick Howell of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, a passenger vehicle was southbound when it overturned. Killed were Jennifer Diane Curbow, 32, of Edgerton, Continue Reading

Edgerton exit closed from Sept. 20-24

The Edgerton exit 202 at Interstate 35 will be closed for maintenance from Sept. 20-24.