For almost a year, orange cones, torn up sidewalks, and road closures were a daily fact of life for businesses and their customers along Johnson Drive in Mission, Kansas. After months of dealing with restricted access, the road is officially re-opened and traffic is once again moving smoothly.
On this edition of Up to Date, we look at the effect of the project on local shops, how these retailers coped, and what both they and the city hope the new and improved Johnson Drive brings to the area.
- Sandi Russell is the co-owner of Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop on Johnson Drive
- Kelly Mack is the proprietor of Mack's ACE Hardware
- Emily Randel is the Public Information Officer for the city of Mission