Counties Passed through: Johnson, Wyandotte
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Here's a closeup of the new guide signs on I-70/US 24/US 40 at I-435. The Turnpike logo used on the sign is a 16-petal variant, the same shield shape as the modern Kansas Highway sign. 10 March 2009
An oversized reassurance marker for I-435, US 50, and US 169 between the Antioch and Metcalf interchange. It is interesting that the elected to add a US 169 marker here, as the plan called for US 169 to be re-designated onto I-35 and the Shawnee Mission Parkway.
On the gantry just before the Metcalf exit on I-435 eastbound, there is an oversized trailblazer for US 169. For the time being, US 169 is still on Metcalf between 435 and Shawnee Mission Parkway. However, 169 will eventually be re-routed.
Ramp Metering has come to Kansas City. The warning sign advising of ramp metering consists of a simple text message. This is on the onramp from Metcalf Avenue to Eastbound I-435.
The westernmost of the new ramp meters in Kansas City: This one is on the onramp from Metcalf Ave. to eastbound I-435. Note that at this meter, two vehicles are allowed to leave the queue from the same lane each time the light turns green.