Overland Park, KS City Council votes in favor of 69 Highway express toll lane plan

The Overland Park City Council voted 10-2 late Monday night in favor of creating express toll lanes on U.S. 69 Highway.

The city will partner with the Kansas Department of Transportation and Kansas Turnpike Authority on the project.

The 69 Express project will create the first single lane toll road in Kansas. It calls for an extra lane of traffic in both directions of 69 Highway between West 103rd and 179th streets. Once complete the new, far-left lane would become an express toll lane, and the original right two lanes would remain open for drivers to use, free of charge.