SHAWNEE, Kan. — Johnson County drivers may need a detour starting next week.

The Shawnee Police Department announced emergency repairs will close the Johnson Drive ramp to southbound Interstate 435.

The closure will begin May 17th and are expected to be completed by the end of the mont.

Crews will post a detour for drivers trying to get around the emergency road work. It will take drivers north on Holliday Drive, then south on Interstate 435.

Police said Johnson Drive will remain open through the project, but there will be intermittent lane closures on I-435.

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