Describes key elements of the U.S. 69 Modernization and Expansion Project undertaken to date, beginning in October 2020.
Planning for the Future of U.S. 69
ETC Institute’s June 2021 survey for KDOT, with statistically valid input from residents in eastern Johnson and Miami counties about improvements being considered for U.S. 69.
Information about noise analysis, construction cost comparisons and making sure U.S. 69 improvements benefit everyone.
This narrated PowerPoint shows how signage would be used to help drivers navigate ETLs, if this option is selected for improving U.S. 69.
This narrated PowerPoint explains the steps KDOT is taking to make sure Express Toll Lanes benefit all users of U.S. 69.
An overview of anticipated toll pricing and trip costs for ETL users on U.S. 69 Highway.
This short animation shows how Express Toll Lanes work and provide congestion management benefits.
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