Kansas leaders considering turning busy US 69 Highway in Overland Park into tollway

You could soon have to pay if you use Johnson County’s busiest highway. City leaders in Overland Park are looking for ways to curb traffic backups on U.S. 69 Highway, and one proposal includes charging tolls to drivers along one 7-mile stretch of the thoroughfare. The Kansas Turnpike Authority said 80,000 vehicles travel that stretch of road each day. City engineers in Overland Park, and the KTA, are in the early stages of studying that corridor, which leads from 103rd Street to 179th Street…