What in the world?
That’s a logical question for Sue Thompson of Mission, who has noticed a rock retaining wall and what looks like a rock road being built in the upper woods on the east side of Interstate 35 between Antioch Road and the Interstate 635 overpass in Johnson County.
“It is driving me nuts trying to figure out what possible use it serves and where in the heck it goes to and from,” she said.
That curious piece of infrastructure is the next phase of the Turkey Creek bike/hike trail. This $1.15 million segment is being built by Overland Park with a combination of federal, county and city money, said Greg Ruether, director of parks services for Overland Park.
It should be finished in late September or early October.
In Johnson County, an older section of trail hugs the railroad tracks west of Interstate 35 roughly from 75th Street to Antioch. From I-635, Ruether said, the plan is to take the trail east into Mission, but not all the funding is in place for that.
The Watchdog says it’s not nice to look down on other people, but for anyone using this trail, it will be hard not to.
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