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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Evergy Contractors To Begin Work on 47th Street on August 17th


UPDATE 10/6/2021: The work on 47th was anticipated to be completed by October 11th, however due to unforeseen equipment problems and weather delays the closure will be extended thru
October 27th. Additional updates will be sent out if needed

Starting on Tuesday, August 17th, there will be road closures on 47th Street. Evergy will be replacing a high transmission line under 47th St between 7th St & Puckett Rd. This closure will be in effect until  October 11th, 2021. Please see the attached detour routes. Traffic wanting to travel west on 47th Street will be detoured at Mission Road, north to I-35, south to 18th Street Expressway, south to 48th Street, east back to 47th Street. Traffic wanting to travel eastbound on 47th Street will need to use Roe Blvd to northbound I-35 to Mission Road exit (233A) back south to 47th Street.  Residents that live on the side streets along 47th Street will still have access to get to their homes as the hard closure is between Mohawk Drive to just west of Reinhardt Drive on the Roeland Park side.

Detour map 1
Detour Map 2
Detour Map 3

Emergency Vehicles -  the contractor has stated that emergency vehicles can still access 47th Street east and westbound through the road closure and will need to use the westbound lane on 47th Street in both directions. We will post updates if there are any changes needed to emergency vehicle routes once the barricades are in place. Message boards have been in place for the last week  or so alerting traffic of the upcoming closure.

 Attached is a letter that was sent to the properties within the vicinity of the work site.


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