The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is initiating the design-build procurement process for Phase 1 of the U.S. 69 Modernization and Expansion Project with the release of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) on Thursday, October 14, 2021.
Planning for the Future of U.S. 69
Description of the design-build process and benefits of the design-build delivery method.
This media release provides an update on the 69Express noise study and when results will be released.
The Project’s Environmental Assesment continues, including a noise study with results to be made available to the public in November, 2021.
U.S. 69 Expansion Project receives funding and moves to construction while the Environmental Assessment moves forward.
Descriptions of six improvement alternatives that were considered for the expansion of U.S. 69 Highway.
The executive summary and results from the May/June 2021 U.S. 69 focus groups.
The Overland Park City Council, Kansas Turnpike Authority and State Finance Council have approved ETLs for U.S. 69 Highway. Community engagement efforts will continue.
KDOT continues public engagement, project environment assessment
State Finance Council approval of use of express toll lanes on U.S. 69.
Express Toll Lanes Approved for U.S. 69 Highway
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. The study concluded that adding express toll lanes would best improve public safety, reduce congestion and increase travel time predictability.
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
“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