It’s time for an update about various things going on around town that, while they aren’t long enough for their own full story, are important to make sure everyone knows about
Turnpike coming closer to Eudora?
Governor Sam Brownback addressed the Southwest Johnson County Economic Development council on Wednesday. During his remarks he called for the serious investigation and subsequent construction of a toll way to extend south from the I-70 (Kansas Turnpike) through western Johnson County and then east along the Johnson – Miami County Line. According to the Governor, the toll way would “build the infrastructure necessary to bring continued growth to the area.” The Governor said, “We need to invest for the long-term.”
story courtesy Peter Solie – www.gardneredge.com
Editors Note: We will be following up on this. Our friends at gardneredge.com told us they have heard it could be linked to the Tonganozie/Eudora exit off of the turnpike.
Bikes, Bikes and more Bikes
This weekend will be busy around Eudora with all types of two and three wheeled vehicles. On Saturday and Sunday, Bike MS, a two-day bicycling fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, will be traveling through Eudora. On Saturday bicyclists will be traveling from Olathe to Lawrence on the ride and then stay overnight in Lawrence. Sunday the bikers will be heading back east. The expected route for the bicycle riders is to use 10th St from the eastern edge of Eudora to the west side.
Also on Sunday, the annual Bikers For Babies KC ride sponsored by the March of Dimes, will be heading through Eudora. Bikers for Babies, will be approaching from the East using the N1400th Rd exit (old K-10 or 10th Street as it is also known), coming down 10th Street and turning north on Main Street to head into Leavenworth County. Most riders should be running through Eudora between 9AM and 10AM.
K-10 Resurfacing project delayed again
We just received word this morning that the resurfacing and shoulder work on K-10 in Douglas County has been rescheduled again. The new start date for the project is now Wednesday, September 21. As with the last time it was rescheduled, the cause is due to scheduling conflicts. The project is still scheduled to be completed in early November weather permitting.