Starting this evening, Interstate 35 will be closed overnight to drivers in southwest Johnson County for most of the week.
The interstate will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. today through Friday between U.S. 56 in Gardner and U.S. 169 in Olathe so work can move ahead on a new interchange at Lone Elm Road. The interstate also will be closed to traffic from 10 p.m. Friday until 8 a.m. Saturday.
Southbound drivers can exit at U.S. 169/Kansas 7 and head south to 175th Street and then west back to I-35. Northbound traffic can take 175th Street east to U.S. 169/K-7 and then north back to I-35. A detour will be marked.