Improvements begin at Prairie Star Parkway and K-7

Improvements begin at Prairie Star Parkway and K-7
Posted on 07/22/2021

Work started July 26 on a series of improvements to the Prairie Star Parkway and Kansas Highway 7 interchange. The project, which will result in some ramp and lane closures, is expected to last about six months, weather permitting.

About the project

The improvements planned for the K-7/Prairie Star Parkway interchange include:

  • Replacement of the bridge approaches on Prairie Star Parkway over K-7.
  • New traffic signals on Prairie Star Parkway at the ramp terminals to northbound and southbound K-7.
  • Northbound and southbound K-7 exit ramp widening and realignment.
  • A new median on Prairie Star Parkway at Hedge Lane.
  • Removal of the Hedge Lane connection on the north side of Prairie Star Parkway.
  • Mill and overlay from Hedge Lane to 500 feet east of Monticello Terrace.

This project was selected to receive $1.2 million in Access Management Construction Project Program funding from the Kansas Department of Transportation. The improvements will enable the interchange to operate more efficiently in the interim while the City waits for funding to become available to reconstruct the entire interchange.

Traffic impacts 

Starting Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, the northbound exit ramp onto Prairie Star Parkway will close for about 30 days. After work is completed on the northbound ramp, the southbound ramp will close for about one month.

For questions, contact Project Manager Paula Parke at or 913.477.7500.

Updated September 14, 2021