The latest phase of construction on the 69 Express project is one nearby residents say is desperately needed: the addition of sound barriers.
Through the entire month of October, commuters navigating U.S. 69 Highway between 103rd and 143rd Streets will encounter traffic pattern adjustments due to the ongoing 69Express project in Johnson County.
After the approval by the Overland Park City Council to add express toll lanes to U.S. 69 between 151st and 103rd streets, the project received additional required approvals on Friday from the Kansas Turnpike Authority and the State Finance Council.
Overland Park city council members voted 10-2 late Monday to approve a plan to add a toll lane to part of U.S. 69 Highway.
The Kansas Department of Transportation made a pitch to the city of Overland Park Monday that toll lanes should be added to U.S. 69 Highway.
The Kansas Department of Transportation says most people in Overland Park are in favor of adding a third lane in each direction to U.S. 69 Highway to avoid congestion.