JoCo Notes: Stretch of Mission Road in Leawood to close

Mission Road in south Leawood between 132nd Street and Glenfield Road will be shut down this week. Above, Mission Road, looking north from 132nd Street. Image via Google Streetview.

Welcome to a new week, Blue Valley!

🌤 Today’s forecast: Sunny and clear. High: 88. Low: 65.

🚨 One thing to know today

Starting Tuesday, a five-block stretch of Mission Road in Leawood will be closed to make way for road and sewer improvements.

The city of Leawood announced Mission Road will be closed between Glenfield Road and 132nd Street, starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The shutdown is expected to last through Friday at 5 p.m., when the road is anticipated to reopen.

This coincides with another closure of Mission Road impacting northbound traffic from 127th to 135th streets.

The city recommends motorists bypass Mission Road by taking Roe Avenue between 127th and 135th.

Residents who live in the area can access the surrounding neighborhoods via residential streets.

Graphic courtesy city of Leawood.

🗓 Public meetings Monday

  • Overland Park Public Works committee, 7 p.m. [View agenda]

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📸 A thousand words

The 41st annual Great Lenexa BBQ Battle wasn’t just for cooking and eating. The event at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park on Friday and Saturday was fun for the whole family, with a ball pit, face-painting and other games for kids.

One-year-old Della Taylor plays with cornhole bags on Friday, June 23. Photo credit Kylie Graham.