Groundbreaking

Construction on 69Express is set to begin in late 2022. The project will involve adding a new, tolled lane in each direction from 151st to 103rd streets, replacement of 50-year…

Design-Build Team Selection

KDOT continues its review and analysis of competing design-build teams’ proposals for constructing 69Express. A winning team and approach are expected to be announced mid-summer 2022. Once a team is…

Equity Committee

The Equity Committee will assist KDOT in identifying and mitigating potential impacts of express lane operations on communities of concern, with recommendations due in early 2023. The 13-member group includes…

Noise Wall Selection

KDOT will build all 11 noise walls proposed as part of 69Express. To be built, each of the proposed 11 noise walls had to receive 70% of the eligible votes.…

FONSI

The U.S. Department of Transportation issues a FONSI (Finding of No Significant Impact). The FONSI clears the way for KDOT to move ahead with construction of 69Express.

RECOMMENDED ALTERNATIVE

Express Lanes are selected as the Recommended Preferred Alternative for 69Express. It is determined that the Express Lanes best meet the Purpose and Need of the project, address congestion and…

NOISE STUDY

KDOT completes the noise study required when a project like 69Express significantly expands or alters a highway’s alignment. Fourteen locations are identified where noise wall construction may be warranted if…

DESIGN-BUILD

KDOT opens the search for the 69Express design-build project team, with selection coming in 2022. KDOT selected design-build for delivery because the approach helps deliver complex projects more quickly through…

STATE FINANCE COUNCIL VOTE

The Kansas State Finance Council (SFC) approves the Overland Park/KDOT joint proposal for implementing Express Toll Lanes on U.S. 69 by an 8-0 vote. The vote concludes the state process…

KTA VOTE

The KTA Board approves the Overland Park/KDOT joint proposal for implementing Express Toll Lanes on U.S. 69 by a 5-0 vote. The proposal goes to the State Finance Council for…