December 24, 2011 5:00 AM

Relief from gridlock on U.S. 69 may not come until summer

Drivers will start the new year with persistent traffic delays for about six more months on U.S. 69 in Johnson County. The $82.3 million project to widen the highway to three lanes each way — from Interstate 435 to Interstate 35 — may not be completed until this summer, officials said.

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