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Friday, October 21, 2011

Johnson Drive closure

Posted: October 21, 2011 - 3:40pm
Updated: October 28, 2011 - 6:24pm

UPDATE: Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad has announced that this closure will remain in place until Saturday  November 5th. Construction was initially scheduled to be completed by October 29th. No reason was given for the extension.

Starting Saturday, October 22, 2011, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) has closed a stretch of Johnson Drive in Merriam. The closure extends from between Slater Street and Kessler Lane, about 0.27 miles. This closure will also force Interstate 35 traffic to seek an alternate route as all of the ramps between Interstate 35 and Johnson Drive are also closed.

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Routes marked in red will be closed

Traffic controls and marked detours will be posted on all sides of the closure notifying motorists and providing alternate routes.

The closure is in place to allow the BNSF to complete a reconstruction of the mainline railroad crossing at Johnson Drive and is expected to remain in place through Saturday, October 29, 2011. The length of the closure could be shorter or longer depending on weather and construction conditions.

Anyone with questions or concerns regarding the project is directed to the following
  • Merriam's City Engineer - (913) 322-5522
  • Merriam Public Works Department - (913) 322-5570
  • BNSF Roadmaster - (913) 807-0071

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