MoDot and the City of Kearney are considering a second interchange on Interstate 35.   Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross speak with Senior Customer Relations Specialist erri Lewis:

Kerri Lewis

MoDot is currently doing a study to determine if the interchange is needed and where the best placement would be.  The public is invited to learn about and comment on the project Thursday afternoon from 4:00 to 6:30 in the Kearney City Hall.

Press Release from the Missouri Department of Transportation

KANSAS CITY – The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) and the City of Kearney are conducting an Access Justification Report (AJR) for a potential new interchange on I-35 in the vicinity of Kearney. The public is invited to attend an open house public meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kearney City Hall, 100 East Washington, Kearney, Mo. to provide input and offer comments about a potential interchange and its location.

The AJR is a study that will help MoDOT and the City of Kearney to determine the best location for a potential interchange, its impact on the environment, impacts to the local roadway system, and how it will accommodate projected growth in Kearney, while addressing the need for better interstate access. In addition, the AJR provides information required to obtain Concept Approval from Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for future expansion.

Currently, the AJR is focusing on two potential locations along I-35 near Kearney. These alternatives include a new interchange located approximately one mile south of the Route 92 Interchange, along the current 19th Street/144th Street alignment; and the other located approximately two miles south of Route 92 Interchange, near the current Northeast 136th Street alignment. The public is encouraged to participate in the AJR by reviewing the information and providing input about either alternative location.

Representatives from MoDOT, the City of Kearney, and the study team will be available to discuss the study and answer questions during the open house public meeting on November 15. There will be no formal presentation, allowing those attending to discuss the project and offer comments at any time during the posted hours. Those unable to attend either meeting are encouraged to visit an online meeting at to offer comments beginning November 15-28.

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