Johnson County drivers should expect delays as construction begins on water main along Mission Road

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JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. -- Drivers in Johnson County should prepare for delays as construction begins Monday to replace a water main along Mission Road.

During the project sections of Mission Road will be impassable and drivers will be asked to take detour routes to Roe Boulevard.

The first few days of the project will involve the closure of the Howe Drive/Reinhardt and Mission Road intersection while WaterOne taps into the main. During this time Mission Road will remain open requiring vehicles coming off Shawnee Mission Parkway to use Eastvale or 61st Terrace to enter Reinhardt Estates.

Once the initial work has been completed the Howe Drive/Reinhardt and Mission Road intersection will reopen and Mission Road in the "s" curve will be closed.

As the project advances down Mission Road toward 63rd Street WaterOne will only be closing the sections of Mission Road they are working in; these sections of Mission Road will be impassable to all traffic. The WaterOne project is expected to take between two and three months.

All businesses on Mission Road are open during the project, and detours will be marked to assist patrons.