It’s wait and see for Shawnee K-7 improvements

Traffic along K-7 Highway in western Shawnee at Johnson Drive.

More development along K-7 in Shawnee has led to a growth in traffic in the corridor. File photo.

Although public interest is high, it may still be a while before big improvements are made on the intersections crossing Kansas Highway 7 in western Shawnee, city councilmembers were told Monday.

The latest: During the council committee meeting, Deputy Public Works Director Kevin Manning said the state highway department has some long-range plans for improvements to interchanges at 75th Street and 71st Street, but they are as yet unfunded.