Design-Build Procurement

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.

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Planning for the Future of U.S. 69
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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.

Learn more about the project 

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Project Timeline

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)


“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