Overland Park officials set to consider options for increasing capacity on clogged U.S. Highway 69

U.S. 69 toll lanes

Officials will deliberate about how to address traffic backups on U.S. Highway 69 in Overland Park, one of the busiest stretches of highway in the state. Image courtesy Kansas Reflector.

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.

Representatives from KDOT will present the pros and cons of widening the road in the traditional way or going to express toll lanes – a traffic flow arrangement used in other cities but not seen yet in Kansas City. They’ll hear from the public, answer questions from the city council and then give their recommendation on which route they think the city should take.