The Kansas Department of Transportation is asking all commercial truck traffic traveling on Interstate 30 to access the BNSF Intermodal via the new I-35 and Homestead Lane interchange, or exit 205.
Commercial truck traffic is currently utilizing the Gardner Road and I-35 interchange, exit 207, and then taking 191st Street west to the intermodal facility. The street is a local Johnson County road and was not constructed to handle heavy commercial traffic. The stretch of 191st Street east of the intermodal is already experiencing damage to its roadway pavement due to heavy commercial truck traffic. The stretch of 191st Street from the intermodal to Waverly Road was recently reconstructed as a heavy haul road, but 191st Street east of Waverly was not constructed to handle heavy commercial trucks.
The new interchange at Homestead Lane was built specifically to accommodate heavy truck traffic. Designed as a diverging diamond, the interchange provides a safer and more efficient route for commercial truck traffic.
Commercial truck traffic should access the intermodal via the Homestead Interchange. From there, commercial trucks should travel north on the newly constructed portion of Homestead and then west on 191st Street.