Stormwater project to close Mission Road at 87th Street

Summer’s here — and that means local construction projects are ready to get under way.

A joint construction project between Prairie Village and Leawood to replace an aging stormwater drainage pipe near 87th Street will necessitate the blockage and eventual closing of Mission Road starting today.

Mission will be reduced to one lane of northbound and one lane of southbound for the first week of the project, after which it will be closed for approximately three weeks.

At that time, detour routes will be established starting at 83rd and 95th Streets.

The entire project is expected to last approximately six weeks.