I-435 at I-35 reopens after weekend closure

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JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. — A major intersection in Johnson County is expected to reopen in time for the Monday morning rush hour.

Crews closed down I-435 at I-35 all weekend long to set new bridge girders. The road closure caused some headaches for drivers who had to take detours to get around it.

The intersection is one of the busiest in the state. More than 230,000 vehicles pass through the interchange everyday. The accident rate is also higher than the state average, and the pavement needed to be replaced.

The Johnson County Gateway Project is the largest one in KDOT history and costs nearly $288 million dollar.

Crews said they still have about two years of work to do on the interchange and expect it to be completed by the summer of 2017.



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