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Noise Study Update

This media release provides an update on the 69Express noise study and when results will be released.

Over 20 new highway improvement projects approved for Kansas

Over 20 new highway improvement projects have been announced for Kansas counties. Governor Laura Kelly says a total of 24 Expansion and Modernization highway projects that total over $776 million, have been committed to construction as part of her administration’s bipartisan transportation plan.

Highway 69 to get toll express lanes in Overland Park

Over the last few months, Highway 69 just north of Pittsburg has been taken over by orange cones and construction zone signs as the next leg of the long-anticipated expansion of Highway 69 finally got underway. But it looks like the orange cones will be traveling north after Overland Park City Council approved the construction of express toll lanes between 103rd street and 173rd street in the Johnson County city.

Overland Park City Council approves US 69 toll lane

The Overland Park City Council voted 10-2 to approve the expansion for the roadway, which the Kansas Department of Transportation estimates is used by roughly 80,000 drivers daily between West 103rd and West 197th streets, with the toll-lane included.

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