Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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The south lane of 75th Street will be blocked starting this week as crews begin a major renovation project from State Line Road to Mission Road.
The south lane of 75th Street will be blocked starting this week as crews begin a major renovation project from State Line Road to Mission Road.

Major 75th Street construction work begins this week. Motorists can expect some orange cones along 75th Street this week as work gets under way on a $3.5 million rehab project that will add new, wider sidewalks and other pedestrian infrastructure. The south lane of the road between State Line Road and Mission Road will be closed, with an east-bound and west-bound lane open and a center lane reserved for turning.

Rooker, Bollier mentioned in New York Times story on fight over Kansas school funding, possible constitutional crisis. The New York Time on Sunday ran a story examining the controversy over school funding in Kansas, and the constitutional crisis that could result if the legislature doesn’t comply with a court ruling to increase funding. A statement by northeast Johnson County Reps. Melissa Rooker and Barbara Bollier is referenced in the piece. [Kansas Schools Fight Plays Out Against Backdrop of Debate on Judiciary — The New York Times]

More than 800 attended Meadowbrook redevelopment open houses. A letter from Prairie Village Mayor Laura Wassmer posted on the city of Prairie Village website says that more than 800 people participated in the two open houses on the proposed park and housing developments on the Meadowbrook Country Club space. [Letter from Mayor Wassmer: Meadowbrook Redevelopment — City of Prairie Village]

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