This short animation shows how Express Toll Lanes work and provide congestion management benefits.
Planning for the Future of U.S. 69
Former State Senator John Skubal provides thinking on using ETLs for long-term congestion-management.
A recording of the Live Virtual Public Meeting event held on April 20, 2021.
A Live Virtual Public Meeting will be held on April 20 from 5:00–7:00 p.m. and a Virtual Open House will be available from April 16–30.
KDOT Deputy Secretary Lindsey Douglas gives an overview of the options and alternatives being considered to improve U.S. 69.
Provides a broad analysis of various congestion management solutions for U.S. 69.
KDOT Deputy Secretary Lindsey Douglas discusses the importance of local partnerships for the 69 Express Project.
A recording of the Advisory Group meeting held on April 13, 2021.
KDOT Deputy Secretary Lindsey Douglas on the topic of whether existing tax dollars are enough to pay for improvements to U.S. 69.
Kansas Explores Strategies for Improving U.S. 69, Reducing Congestion
The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), along with the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) and the City of Overland Park, are conducting an in-depth study of how best to improve public safety, reduce congestion and increase travel time predictability along U.S. 69.
U.S. 69 from 179th Street north to 103rd Street is one of the state’s busiest highways, with heavy congestion peaking 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. These improvements will be identified as part of the U.S. 69 Expansion Project.
The U.S. 69 Expansion Project will consult with corridor users, residents, businesses and governments to identify what improvements will help people move between home, work, amenities and other destinations safely and efficiently. Here are just some of the opportunities to learn more about the project and to provide input.
⬤ Advisory Group (AG) Meetings
⬤ Partner Consultation
⬤ Public Meetings (PM)
Project purpose and need; overview of PM #1
Project concepts and costs
Express toll lane (ETL) alternatives and implications
Preferred roadway configurations and potential impacts/considerations
Preliminary traffic and revenue estimates for ETL alternatives
Final traffic and revenue estimates; recommendations to O.P. City Council
Review proposed project scope, cost, funding, schedule and construction
“Commuters on U.S. 69 corridor are frustrated with increasing congestion and travel times. We must address these issues to keep the Overland Park community and economy growing.”
— Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach