Weigh in on the future of K-10

Weigh in on the future of K-10
Posted on 12/07/2023

If you drive, live or work along Kansas Highway 10, be sure to participate in a virtual public meeting that will help shape future improvements this important route.

K-10 is the principal highway linking Johnson and Douglas counties, two of the state’s fastest-growing counties. It connects Lenexa residents and businesses to Interstates 435 and 35, plus cities to the west including De Soto, Eudora and Lawrence. K-10 also forms most of our southern border with Olathe.

Today, travelers are slowed by severe to moderate congestion between Kansas Highway 7 and I-435, especially during peak hours. This congestion is expected to worsen as areas along the highway continue to rapidly develop with more homes and businesses.

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is working with local partners, including the City of Lenexa, on the K-10 Capacity Improvements Project – an in-depth study of how best to improve safety, relieve congestion and enhance the corridor’s key role in supporting economic development.

KDOT is hosting a virtual public meeting through Jan. 2, 2024, to engage people in learning about the K-10 Capacity Improvements Project. The public meeting content will be available on demand through the project website, K10.ksdot.gov.

Virtual public meeting attendees will learn about the project’s purpose and need, funding options, traffic and safety data, timeline and alternatives being considered, including:

  • K-10 widening from the Douglas/Johnson County Line to I-435.
  • Interchange improvements at Evening Star Road, Edgerton Road, Lexington Avenue, Kill Creek Road, Cedar Creek Parkway, Prairie Star Parkway, Woodland Road, Ridgeview Road and Renner Boulevard.
  • Potential overpasses or interchanges at K-10/Clare Road and K-10/Lone Elm Road.
  • Improvements at K-10/K-7 and K-10/I-435/I-35 system interchanges.
  • Transit, technology and other non-roadway improvement opportunities.
  • Potential addition of new lanes as express lanes.

The virtual meeting allows attendees to view meeting materials at their convenience. They can also ask questions and make comments through an online form that goes directly to the project team for review and response.

After the public meeting concludes Jan. 2, meeting materials and a summary of questions and comments will be posted on the project website.

The K-10 Capacity Improvements Project Environmental Assessment, expected to conclude in fall 2024, will involve extensive public outreach with residents, businesses, elected officials, civic leaders and others. To learn more and sign up for additional project updates, please visit k10.ksdot.gov.

Published Dec. 7, 2023