News

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69Express will bring toll lanes to JOCO

Big changes are coming to U.S. 69 Highway as construction begins on 69Express. The project, which will cost $572 million, will convert the median into two additional “express lanes” to help ease congestion.

KDOT hosting meetings to discuss 69 Highway noise walls

People living along U.S. 69 in Overland Park, Kansas, can participate in a series of virtual meetings this week with the Kansas Department of Transportation to learn more about the agency’s proposal to build 14 noise walls along a roughly 10-mile stretch of the highway where KDOT will add express toll lanes.

KDOT to recommend noise barriers with US 69 project

Leaders from the Kansas Department of Transportation, or KDOT, report noise from traffic on the highway currently exceeds federal standards and they expect that noise to increase as the department embarks on a widening program on a stretch of the highway south of 103rd Street.

Virtual Public Meeting Opportunities