Overland Park to consider expanding U.S. 69 project, adding $10M in local costs

U.S. 69 tolls

The Overland Park City Council on Monday will consider including improvements at the 167th Street interchange to a plan to expand U.S. 69 Highway between 103rd and 151st Streets, by adding single toll lanes going each way. Wrapping 167th Street into that plan would mean the city would need to come up with $10 million in local matching funds sooner than expected. Above, traffic near 151st Street on U.S. 69. Image via 69express.

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.

Doing so could add three to seven years to the estimated 15 to 20 years that tolls will be charged on one lane that will be added in each direction.