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Ramp from WB I-435 to NB I-35 closed for two months as JoCo Gateway Project construction continues

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JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. -- If you live or work in Johnson County, a major road closure beginning Tuesday morning could slow you down as you head into work.

Starting at 5 a.m., the ramp from westbound I-435 to northbound I-35  will close and remain closed for the next two months. This could cause some headaches for those of you who live in Overland Park and use that ramp to get to downtown Kansas City.

The map below will give you a clearer picture of how this ramp closure will affect you.

The ramp from westbound I-435 to northbound I-35 will be closed for nearly two months starting Tuesday morning.

The ramp from westbound I-435 to northbound I-35 will be closed for nearly two months starting Tuesday morning.

The ramp closure is in red. To get around the closure, you’ll want to take 69-Highway north, that’s highlighted in green.

For the next two months, crews will be working around the clock to reconstruct the ramp, and they hope to reopen it at the end of July, weather permitting.

It’s a necessary part of the $288-million Gateway Project, which is on track to be completed by the end of this year.

Crews are more than three-quarters of the way done, but there is still a lot of work to do and over the summer, and there will be many more road closures in the area.

While it is inconveniencing many drivers now, once it is completed, it should help alleviate congestion for the tens of thousands of drivers who go through this interchange each and every day.

The good news is all of this is temporary. By the end of summer, many of these ramps and interchanges closed right now should be reopened.