The Overland Park City Council on Monday approved a proposal that will add $10 million to the city’s share of a project to add toll lanes to U.S. Highway 69.
The Overland Park City Council on Monday night will consider whether the city should take on an additional $10 million local funding obligation to fold 167th Street into the express toll lane project on U.S. Highway 69.
Federal money from a $715 billion infrastructure bill approved by the U.S. House Thursday could make the project to expand U.S. Highway 69 in Overland Park richer, if the measure survives an eventual Senate conference.
The Overland Park City Council on Monday night approved adding toll lanes to U.S. Highway 69, in a move aimed at easing congestion south of 103rd Street.
The deputy secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation was in Overland Park Monday to make the state’s pitch for adding an express toll lane on U.S. Highway 69 as a way to address the frequent traffic congestion that’s expected to get worse as southern Johnson County continues to grow.
City leaders, the Kansas transportation department and public will convene Monday night in a discussion session that may finally decide what Overland Park should do about daily traffic slow downs on U.S. Highway 69.