Residents who live off Mission Road in southern Leawood can expect continued lane closures along the busy roadway for the next several weeks.
A stretch of Mission between 127th and 143rd streets will experience continued closures as a result of ongoing street work.
Northbound traffic is shut down from 127th to 135th
- Mission Road from 127th to 135th will remain closed to northbound traffic until the middle or end of August, the city says.
- During this time, the road will be milled and overlaid with new asphalt.
- A new pedestrian crossing beacon, known as a HAWK signal, will also be installed between 132nd and 133rd streets, in front of Mission Trail Elementary School.
- Leawood Public Works department officials said installation on the new beacon will finish up in time for the start of the new school year in August — and 133rd Street should also be opened back up by that time, too.
Southbound traffic is closed from 135th to 143rd
- Meanwhile, southbound traffic on this stretch of Mission Road will be detoured to Roe Avenue.
- During the ongoing work, the roadway surface will be reconstructed — which officials estimate will wrap up by this winter.
- Construction is focused on the east side of the road right now, but it will move to the west side either next week or the week of July 24.
- Another new pedestrian crossing signal will be installed in front of Prairie Star Middle School at 142nd Street — which is also expected to be installed by the beginning of the school year.
The project as a whole is set to finish in 2024
- The Mission Road overhaul project ultimately includes new asphalt, sidewalks and bike lanes along both sides of Mission Road.
- It also will entail the addition of new lights, curbs and traffic signals.
- The improvement project is costing the city roughly $7 million.