Soon it will be the ‘tunnel to somewhere’

Johnson County’s “tunnel to nowhere” will open soon and ahead of schedule, providing a new link to 75th Street from northbound Interstate 35.

Dignitaries will celebrate the project with a ribbon cutting at 3 p.m. Wednesday. There are actually two tunnels, and they are part of a larger $82.3 million project to widen U.S. 69 south to 103rd Street and improve overall traffic flow.

The southernmost tunnel had puzzled motorists since it was built six years ago with the expectation of a future connection.