Locally, a study completed in December, 2014, by Burns and McDonald indicated approximately 13 months after the KCIMF, LPKC and Homestead Lane interchange opened it was serving about 2219 vehicles per day, of which approximately 93 percent were trucks.
“Traffic adjacent to the KCIMF entrance along 191st Street grew approximately 89 percent between June and October,” according to Burns and McDonald. “The peak hour of traffic along 191st Street was found to occur between 2:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.”
According to the State of Kansas 2015 traffic map the following counts are available. The first number is total traffic. The second is the Heavy Commercial Traffic which includes all semi-trucks buses and heavy RV’s.
On 1-35
• between 175th and Lone Elm; 45,200 with 6,260 HCT
• between 175th and Gardner Rd. ; 33,900 with 5,440 HCT
• between Gardner Rd. & Homestead; 32,200 with 5,510 HCT
• between Homestead & Edgerton; 24,600 with 5,410 HCT
• between Edgerton & Wellsville ; 20,900 with 4,190 HCT
On US-56
• between 175th and New Century; 27,900 with   815 HCT
• between Gardner and Edgerton; 4,390 with   245 HCT
Most roadways are designed to handle local truck deliveries and some heavier truck travel. Larger and heavier trucks require exceptional standards to handle the weight and maneuvering space.
From 2010 to 2013 the amount of truck traffic expected to be generated from the intermodal build-out grew from 7,000 to 12,000, with about 85 percent projected to go north on I-35.
The first projection was done in the US 56 Corridor study by the Kansas Department of Transportation and estimated 7,000 trucks per day; by August 2013, when consultants presented the Southwest Johnson County Comprehensive Plan to public officials projections were at 15,000 trucks daily with 85 percent headed north, and 12,000 of those trucks would access I35 at Homestead Lane.