Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Scheduled For New I-35 Interchange In Kearney, November 2

The new interchange on Interstate 35 at Kearney is about ready to open and the Missouri Department of Transportation is set to host a ribbon cutting.

The ribbon cutting for the new interchange at 19th Street (144th Street) about one mile south of Missouri Route 92, is scheduled at the project site beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, November 2.

To help celebrate the completion of the interchange, Congressman Sam Graves, Mayor Randy Pogue, the president of Clarkson Company and officials from MoDOT will be speaking at the hour long event.

The ceremony is open to the public and guests will enter and exit from Watson Drive/19th Street and park along Watson Drive.

The project is scheduled to be open the week of November 6th, weather permitting.

The new interchange crosses I-35 and includes ramps to/from I-35, bike lanes, and pedestrian facilities. In addition, the project will feature three separate roundabouts along 19th Street located at Watson Drive, Nation Road and the future Sam Barr Drive intersection.