Key road at Shawnee Mission Park temporarily closed as crews work to improve users’ safety

John Barkley Drive closure

A stretch of John Barkley Drive over the dam at Shawnee Mission Park is closed for a project that intends to make the road safer for motor vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists. The road is closed from Shelter #8 (the side of the closure that is pictured above), all the way across the dam.

Visitors to Johnson County’s biggest public park may notice a key stretch of road closed.

John Barkley Drive, which goes over the dam at Shawnee Mission Lake inside Shawnee Mission Park, is closed for the next few weeks, as crews make several changes to improve safety along the roadway.