Johnson County FAQ — express toll lanes on U.S. 69 Highway in Overland Park

U.S. 69 toll lanes

The state and city of Overland Park appear poised to move forward with a plan to add express toll lanes going both directions on U.S. 69 Highway south of 103rd Street, after two state-level bodies approved the plan. It's the first proposal of its kind under a new state law that allows toll lane projects to ease highway congestion. File photo.

With the unanimous approval last month of two state entities, express toll lanes on U.S. Highway 69 in Overland Park have taken a big step toward becoming reality.

Earlier, the toll lane option got the blessing of the city council June 21, on a vote of 10-2. Since then, the Kansas Turnpike Authority and the State Finance Council have added their own approvals, clearing the way for the toll lanes to be added going both directions between 103rd and 151st Streets.