Stretch of I-435 through Shawnee and Lenexa will be closed this weekend

The Kansas Department of Transportation is rebuilding the Renner Road bridge over I-435, a project that is expected to take about six months, starting March 17. KDOT will also temporarily shut down I-435 in both directions from Shawnee Mission Parkway to K-10 from March 18-21 in preparation for the project. Photo credit Leah Wankum.

Drivers in Shawnee and Lenexa should begin preparing for a temporary shutdown later this month of I-435 between Shawnee Mission Parkway and K-10 as crews replace the Renner Road bridge over the interstate.

While that stretch of I-435 is expected to be closed only for a few days, there will be longer-term disruptions to traffic around Renner Road itself, with the bridge replacement expected to take up to six months.