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U.S. 69 highway traffic

Planning for the Future of U.S. 69
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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.

Learn more about the project 

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