September 28, 2011
Johnson Drive/55th Street now runs beneath Kansas Highway 7 and features three roundabouts. An official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the K-7 interchange project is planned for noon Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Security Bank of Kansas City, 5450 Roberts St. in Shawnee.
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Project enhances traffic safety, development potential in area
On Friday, dignitaries will officially cut the ribbon signaling the end of the long-running and — for many retailers and drivers — laborious Kansas Highway 7 interchange project.