Construction updates include I-435/103rd Street ramp and lane closures, reopenings of two ramps on 135th Street, and bridge demolition just north of 135th Street at the Tomahawk Creek Trail.
View current full and partial closures in the map and text feed below. Zoom in or out on the map using the +/- buttons at top left. Select closure segments in the map (red/orange lines) to view details of the closure. A list of all closures is also provided beneath the map.
Construction schedules are subject to change.
- (1) Tuesday, Dec. 5 - Saturday, Dec. 16: 8 pm-6 am — NIGHTLY FULL CLOSURE: EB and WB 143rd fully closed under US69 for bridge construction. Detours along Metcalf and Antioch.
- (2) Wednesday, Dec. 6 - Friday, Dec. 22: 9 am-4 pm — WEEKDAYS: SB US69 alt lane closure from 135th to 143rd for truck access.
- (3) Wednesday, Dec. 6 - Friday, Dec. 22: 9 am-4 pm — WEEKDAYS: NB US69 left lane closed at BVP for bridge construction.
- (4) Wednesday, Dec. 6 - Friday, Dec. 22: 9 am-4 pm — WEEKDAYS: SB US69 to College off ramp left turn lane closed for truck access.
- (5) Wednesday, Dec. 6 - Friday, Dec. 22: 9 am-4 pm — WEEKDAYS: SB US69 right lane closed from 103rd to I-435 for truck access.
- (6) Wednesday, Dec. 6 - Friday, Dec. 22: 9 am-4 pm — WEEKDAYS: SB US69 right lane closed from 119th to Antioch for paving operations.
- (7) Wednesday, Dec. 6 - Friday, Dec. 22: 9 am-4 pm — WEEKDAYS: EB and WB 143rd alt lane closure from Antioch to Metcalf for bridge construction.
- (8) Wednesday, Dec. 6: 9 am-4 pm — WEEKDAYS: SB US69 CD road at 103rd left lane closed for barrier wall placement.
Latest Information and Resources
Information about an upcoming weekend closure, construction work on noise walls and bridges, and how to request a presentation from the 69Express team.
Detailing a weekend closure on NB U.S. 69 from Blue Valley Pkwy. to 119th St., trail closure information, and a behind-the-scenes look at construction on Tomahawk Creek bridge.
Learn about measures to keep the public and environment safe during construction, get work zone updates, and see a panoramic view of the Blue Valley Parkway ramp construction.
Latest updates include a map of express lane exit locations, a list of current closures and alerts, and aerial images of progress in the 69Express work zone.
Check out the updated Construction & Closures section of the 69Express home page, and take a peek at construction occurring during nightly road closures.
Featuring U.S. Representative Sharice Davids’ visit to the Project, construction updates, and aerial photos of the U.S. 69 corridor where crews have been working.
Traffic has shifted to both permanent and temporary pavement along the U.S. 69 corridor. Get the latest on closures, reopenings, noise walls, and ongoing construction.
Get the latest info on construction closures for highways, ramps, bridges, and even trails in the U.S. 69 Project area.
This fact sheet explains 69Express Project costs and funding mechanisms.
Express Lanes Approved for U.S. 69
In October 2020, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), along with the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) and the City of Overland Park, began an in-depth study of how best to improve U.S. 69 from 179th Street north to 103rd Street. One of the state’s busiest highways, U.S. 69 experiences heavy congestion during rush hours and at other times. Previous studies indicate that U.S. 69 congestion will increase significantly in the future, creating slower traffic and longer response times for emergency personnel. Transportation improvements are needed to address congestion and keep the economy moving.
The study concluded that adding express lanes would best improve public safety, reduce congestion and increase travel time predictability.
U.S. 69 Expansion Project History at a Glance
The U.S. 69 Expansion Project (69Express) was launched in 2020 after years of effort to examine how best to improve the state’s busiest four-lane highway. The goal was to address growing safety, travel time reliability and congestion issues in the corridor, which stretches from 103rd Street to 179th Street, all in Overland Park. After significant community consultation and study, the Project approval bodies all green lighted the Project in 2021. Construction on 69Express, which will widen U.S. 69 and add express lanes between 103rd and 151st Streets, began in early 2023. The express lanes will open at the end of 2025, and construction is scheduled to be complete in 2026.
Nearly 25 years were spent studying how to ensure U.S. 69 more safely meets growing local and state needs.
- 2020 – U.S. 69 Pre-Planning Analysis
- 2018 – U.S. 69 Corridor Study Phase 1 Report
- 2016 – 167th Street and U.S. 69 Break-in-Access Request
- 2006 – 159th Street and U.S. 69 Break-in-Access Report
- 2004 – Break-in-Access Study on I-435 and U.S. 69
- 1998 – U.S. 69 Initial Corridor Screening Evaluation
69Express kicks off with a series of civic leader interviews, focus groups and statistically valid community surveys to better understand the issues and opportunities surrounding improving the corridor. A broad-based community advisory group is established to provide input and insights regarding community preferences for the project.
U.S. 69 corridor users, residents and businesses are engaged in developing the project’s technical analysis and proposed alternatives through a broad range of public involvement tools: public and virtual meetings; project website, social media and newsletter; media relations; community presentations; and other means.
The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) undertake an Environmental Assessment (EA) to examine the environmental effects of the project. The goal is to help transportation officials make project decisions that balance engineering and transportation needs with social, economic, and natural environmental factors.
As the EA progresses, three Reasonable Alternatives emerge: No-Build (kept as a benchmark to measure against), Traditional Widening and express lanes. The two Build Alternatives are carried forward for their ability to satisfy project needs and because they rate favorably against most other initial screening criteria when compared to other alternatives.
The 69Express Toll Feasibility Study is conducted to determine whether express lanes could realistically and effectively manage corridor congestion, producing more reliable travel times. It concludes that they could – and also would generate sufficient revenue to support the operations, maintenance and lifecycle costs associated with tolling.
Express lanes are selected as the Recommended Preferred Alternative for 69Express. It is determined that the express lanes best meet the Purpose and Need of the project, address congestion and traffic safety concerns within the corridor, result in fewer impacts to the natural and human environment and provide a lower-cost solution.
An Equity Committee is formed to assist KDOT in identifying and mitigating potential impacts of express lane operations on communities of concern. The 13-member group includes diverse representatives from major Johnson County health, transit, business and social service providers. Members also engage with other community groups to ensure a broad range of voices are heard regarding potential toll impacts and mitigations. The committee presents its recommendations to KDOT in early 2023.
“We are thankful for the Kansas Department of Transportation’s partnership and investment in U.S. 69, and we look forward to the successful completion of the project.”
— Overland Park Mayor Curt Skoog