STATE FUNDS SECURED FOR NEW GARDNER INTERCHANGE
Gardner officials announced this week that the state has allocated roughly $10 million for improvements to the interchange at Interstate 35 and Gardner Road.
The Kansas Department of Transportation is designing a diverging diamond interchange for that location, a newer design that increases safety by eliminating left-hand turns into oncoming traffic.
The city said KDOT will provide $3.925 million for Phase 1, which will realign 191st Street west of Gardner Road and signalize the intersection ramps.That work is to begin late next year.
In addition, $6 million will be granted for the replacement of the Gardner Road bridge over I-35. That Phase 2 construction is slated to begin in 2022. sack for $6. If they buy two sacks, they get four more for free.