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Traffic Alerts

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

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.

Learn more about the project 

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 is announced as a top project for KDOT. The improvements would include an emphasis on expansion of the roadway from 103rd to 151st Streets. The project would aim to alleviate congestion and bottlenecks on one of Kansas’s busiest highways.



    69Express is launched to determine how best to improve one of the state’s busiest highways to address growing safety, travel time reliability and congestion issues between 103rd and 179th Streets.



    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.



    The Overland Park City Council votes 10-2 in favor of express lanes on U.S. 69 Highway. With the vote, Overland Park and KDOT will take a joint proposal for express lanes to the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) for its approval in accordance with state law.



    The KTA Board approves the Overland Park/KDOT joint proposal for implementing express lanes on U.S. 69 by a 5-0 vote. The proposal goes to the State Finance Council for its approval in accordance with state law.



    The Kansas State Finance Council (SFC) approves the Overland Park/KDOT joint proposal for implementing express lanes on U.S. 69 by an 8-0 vote. The vote concludes the state process by which express lanes may be considered as an addition to the state highway system within a municipality.



    KDOT opens the search for the 69Express design-build project team, with selection coming in 2022. KDOT selected design-build for delivery because the approach helps deliver complex projects more quickly through improved innovation and communication.



    KDOT completes the noise study required when a project like 69Express significantly expands or alters a highway’s alignment. Eleven locations are identified where noise wall construction may be warranted if approved by nearly 1,500 identified eligible voters.



    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.



    The U.S. Department of Transportation issues a FONSI (Finding of No Significant Impact). The FONSI clears the way for KDOT to move ahead with construction of 69Express.

  • Noise Wall Selection

    Noise Wall Selection

    KDOT will build all 11 noise walls proposed as part of 69Express. To be built, each of the proposed 11 noise walls had to receive 70% of the eligible votes. The noise walls will be constructed in locations just north of 119th Street to 151st Street.

  • Equity Committee

    Equity Committee

    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.

  • Design-Build Team Selection

    Design-Build Team Selection

    KDOT continues its review and analysis of competing design-build teams’ proposals for constructing 69Express. US69 Express Constructors, a joint venture
    between Ames Construction and Emery Sapp & Sons, is selected in September 2022.

  • Groundbreaking


    Local, state and federal officials join KDOT in breaking ground on 69Express. Utility moves and other pre-construction work begins in December 2022, and construction begins in spring 2023.

  • Construction


    Construction gets underway. Work continues through the Express Lanes’ opening at the end of 2025 and project completion in mid‑2026.

“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