February 11, 2016

Planners to host meeting about SW JoCo

Planners from Gardner, Edgerton, Johnson County, the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Mid-America Regional Council will host meetings to gather public input on a southwest Johnson County development plan. The Feb. 28 meeting is the second in a series to discuss land use, area development, transportation, open space, and trails. The group will present Continue Reading

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

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com 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

Gardner police participate in traffic enforcement program

The Gardner Police Department will participate in a special traffic enforcement program sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation. The “Click It or Ticket” enforcement campaign runs  through Sunday, June 3. Gardner Police Department will have extra enforcement during this time period and will be concentrating primarily on adult, teen and child safety restraints.  Gardner Continue Reading

KDOT projects will require lane closures on 56 Highway; work starts April 9

Kansas Department Of Transportation will begin a project to repair pavement on U.S. 56 Highway beginning April 9. The project limits will be from Sycamore Street to the bridge over Old U.S. 56 Highway. Lane closures will be required. Information on dates and times will be provided on message boards along U.S. 56 Highway and Continue Reading

County signs on to freight district study

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com The Johnson County Commission has signed on with the cities of Gardner and Edgerton, the Mid-America Regional Council and the Kansas Department of Transportation in funding a study of the Southwest Johnson County Freight District. Commissioners approved the agreement as part of its consent agenda on March 22. The freight district study Continue Reading

Officials break ground for new interchange

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com A new interchange at Interstate 35 and Homestead Lane is one step closer to reality. Officials from the city of Edgerton, Johnson County and Kansas Department of Transportation gathered at the site of the future diverging diamond interchange to break ground on the project. The interchange will primarily serve the BNSF intermodal Continue Reading

City asked to participate in freight district study

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com The Kansas Department of Transportation will ask the city of Gardner to sign on to a study to create a freight district in southwest Johnson County. Participating in the plan would cost the city 5.5 percent of the estimated $450,000 project, or no more than $25,000. Thomas Dow, a state transportation planner, Continue Reading

Groundbreaking for Homestead interchange

The I-35 and Homestead Lane Southwest Johnson County Interchange Project began construction in early March 2012 and is scheduled for completion in the Fall 2013. The Interchange project includes the construction of a new Diverging Diamond Interchange at I-35 and Homestead Lane to provide access to planned development within the area, including the new BNSF Continue Reading

Gardner police to step up DUI, seatbelt enforcement

The Gardner Police Department will participate in a special traffic enforcement program sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation next week. A grant from KDOT will underwrite overtime traffic enforcement targeted at impaired drivers and vehicle occupants who are not properly restrained. Those driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, endanger not only 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.