As Kansas DOT explores solutions to US 69 congestion, toll road bill faces skepticism in Topeka

Overland Park officials approached the Kansas Department of Transportation about widening the highway to six lanes. New northbound and southbound lanes would be referred to as “managed” lanes, which would be a first for Kansas. The new lanes would be available to any motorist — at a cost — interested in avoiding clogged traffic. The older lanes in both directions of the U.S. 69 corridor would remain toll free…