|Two closures of Mill Creek Streamway Park portion anticipated|
"We are planning two closures of the Mill Creek Streamway Park so final grading and paving operations can be completed on the new lowland section of the trail," said Landscape Architect Jim Wilson. " Recent land acquisition activity has provided the opportunity for the construction of a more geometric route that will be accessible to more park patrons. When the work is completed, the main trail will utilize the new lowland route. Trail users may still use 'the hills' section of the trail as a return loop or optional bypass."
The area affected by the closures includes the Gary L. Haller trail starting at the bridge just south of the Midland Drive Access Point, located at 19405 Midland Drive. Shawnee, southward to a point near the portable restroom near Mile Marker 6.5 in the Shawnee Mission Park lowlands, west of the park's dam.
The first closure is planned for Tuesday, July 28, and will continue until the transition work is complete near the Midland Drive end of the project, just north of mile marker 5.5. If the weather is cooperative, this closure should only last through the end of the work day on Wednesday, July 29.
The second closure is anticipated to start Tuesday, August 4, and will continue until work is complete near the Shawnee Mission Park end of "the hills," just south of mile marker 6.5. If the weather is cooperative, this closure should last through the end of the work day on Wednesday, August 5.
From July 20 through the duration of the closures, gravel and asphalt trucks as well as other heavy equipment may be crossing the trail near the portable restroom. Trail users are asked to use caution when approaching the access road intersection near the portable restroom from July 20 to August 7 and obey any warning signage placed in the area.