The Overland Park City Council on Monday agreed to add an additional $10 million in local costs to the U.S. 69 toll lane project, which will now include the reconstruction of the 167th Street interchange.
[Subscription required by original content provider] A project to build express toll lanes on U.S. 69 in Overland Park can officially move forward after a panel of Kansas lawmakers and Gov. Laura Kelly granted final approval to the project Thursday.
In a near-midnight vote Monday, the Overland Park City Council agreed to move forward with a plan to add express toll lanes to U.S. 69 to help fund the expansion of the highway in Johnson County — a decision that has drawn opposition from many residents.
[Subscription required by original content provider] Business leaders and state officials on Monday urged the Overland Park City Council to agree to add express toll lanes to U.S. 69, arguing that it’s the most cost effective and equitable way to widen the crowded highway.