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It's Orange Barrel Season! How will road construction projects affect your drive? The City of Gardner has provided information regarding local projects and projects that could affect your drive throughout the Kansas City Metro area.

  • Santa Fe, Waverly to Poplar

    The area around the Santa Fe and Waverly intersection has experienced flooding numerous times in recent years. This project will provide significant improvements to the drainage in and around the intersection. In addition, Santa Fe will be widened to three lanes and will include a trail on the north side, a sidewalk on the south side, curb and gutter, and street lighting. The Waverly intersection will be built out to include left turn lanes and a right turn lane for westbound traffic. A traffic signal is not warranted at this time.  The project is scheduled to begin in early 2019 and will be completed by fall 2019. For more information, contact City Engineer Tim McEldowney at tmceldowney@gardnerkansas.gov or 913.856.0959.
  • Waverly, US-56 to Madison

    This project will widen Waverly Road to 3 lanes. The project limits are from just south of Santa Fe to just north of Madison and will include the build-out of the intersection at Madison. The primary aspects of the project include a trail on the east side of Waverly, a sidewalk on the west side, curb and gutter, and street lighting.  The project is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2019. For more information, contact City Engineer Tim McEldowney at tmceldowney@gardnerkansas.gov or 913.856.0959.

  • Cedar Niles and US-56 intersection

    In conjunction with the Hampton Inn development to the south, the City is in the process of improving traffic flow at this intersection. The primary improvements will be on the south leg of the intersection. Today there is a single thru/left-turn lane and two right-turn lanes. The proposed configuration will provide two dedicated left-turn lanes, one thru-lane, and two dedicated right-turn lanes. The traffic signals will also be modified to accommodate the new lane configurations.  The project is planned to begin in Feburary/March 2019. For more information, contact City Engineer Tim McEldowney at tmceldowney@gardnerkansas.gov or 913.856.0959.

  • I-35 & Gardner Road Interchange

  • Future Improvements: The City, along with KDOT and its design consultant, has completed preliminary design for the ultimate improvements to the I-35 and Gardner Road interchange. The recommended interchange is a diverging diamond, which is similar to the existing interchange at I-35 and Homestead. A preliminary layout of the future interchange can be seen here. KDOT is currently working on the final design of the interchange. At this time there is no funding in place for construction and no schedule set.
  •  Phase 1 Improvements: The first phase of the project is currently being designed.  The work is primarily centered around relocating 191st Street to tie into the existing intersection at 188th Street and Gardner Road  (see map).   The project will also include a permanent traffic signal at 188th Street and Gardner Road and temporary signals at the I-35 ramp intersections.  Construction is expected to begin in mid 2020 and be completed in late 2020.  
  • Phase 2 Improvements: The City has obtained funding from KDOT to replace the existing Gardner Road bridge over I-35. KDOT will be performing the design with construction expected to begin in 2022.

For more information, contact City Engineer, Tim McEldowney, at tmceldowney@gardnerkansas.gov or 913.856.0959.

  • 2020 Pavement Management Program

The city will continue working on curb replacement through March as a part of its 10-year pavement management program to preserve and enhance the city's street network.  Mill/overlay, and chip seal/fog seal preservation treatments should begin shortly afterwards.   See a map of this year's project.  Residents living along the streets receiving treatment will be given a 24-hour notice via door hangar, requesting vehicles to be moved.  

For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 913.856.0922.

There are multiple road construction projects taking place in the greater Kansas City Metro area. For more information, please visit: