Briefly Noted: Two right lanes of southbound I-435 to close July 15 through Aug. 9

Leah Wankum - July 15, 2019 7:49 am
A truck speeding along I-435 in Lenexa. Photo credit Tristan Bowersox. Used under a Creative Commons license.

Two right lanes of southbound I-435 to close July 15 through Aug. 9. Update: This news item has been updated to reflect KDOT’s revised construction plans and lane closures for I-435. The Kansas Department of Transportation will close two lanes of southbound I-435 from Midland Drive to 87th Street Parkway starting Monday, July 15, through Aug. 9.
The right lane will be closed 24 hours a day for patching work. The center lane will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Motorists should expect significant delays. Lane closures planned for the two left lanes of northbound I-435 between 87th Street Parkway and Midland Drive are now tentatively scheduled to begin Aug. 12. Those lanes will remain closed 24/7 throughout the project to allow KDOT crews to complete concrete patching on the center lane. For questions, contact KDOT’s Olathe office at 913-764-0987.

67th Street to close between Merriam west city limits and Antioch Road. The city of Merriam has a long-term road improvements project on 67th Street from the west city limits to Antioch Road starting July 15. This project includes repaving the entire road, new curbs and sidewalks, new streetlights, and ADA compliant ramps. There will be partial road closures throughout the entire project, which is expected to be completed Dec. 24, weather permitting. There will be no complete road closures. The construction company will begin roadwork west of the BNSF train tracks in the westbound lane.

Sprint closes deal to sell Overland Park campus to Occidental Management. Sprint has closed a deal to sell its 17-building campus to Wichita-based Occidental Management. “The deal comes on the heels of speculation that the U.S. Department of Justice is close to a decision on the Overland Park-based wireless carrier’s $26.5 billion merger with T-Mobile US Inc.,” the Kansas City Business Journal reported. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the deal, Sprint will continue to lease and occupy a portion of the campus. Sprint also plans to consolidate its operations from 11 buildings to four. Occidental has not yet announced plans for the rest of the space. T-Mobile, based in Bellevue, Washington, previously announced that Sprint’s Overland Park offices would become a “second headquarters” for the combined company if the merger is approved. [Sprint closes deal to sell Overland Park campus — Kansas City Business Journal]

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