OP businesses concerned about road closures

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Crews with The Kansas Department of Transportation shut down the 95th Street interchange at Interstate 35 Sunday night. The construction project is part of the $288 million Johnson County Gateway Project.

Some drivers said they are concerned the construction will affect local businesses in the area.

"We can function it's just going to take more time," said Cheryl Meredith. "I just hope other people take the time to come and support businesses along 95th Street."

The project is scheduled to take about six months, depending on the weather. Project organizers said the construction will be well worth it, turning the existing diamond interchange into a upgraded version, which will benefit thousands of drivers who use it.

KDOT recommends drivers to take Interstate 435 to Quivira and US 69 Highway to 95th Street.

The interchange is set to be complete around mid-August.

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