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Community outreach begins on possible U.S. 69 improvement project

If you drive U.S. 69, you probably have some thoughts about traffic. The Kansas Department of Transportation, in partnership with the City of Overland Park, is hosting virtual meetings so you can learn more about 69 Express, the U.S. 69 Expansion Project. Currently, officials are engaged in an in-depth study of how to best reduce […]

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Thousands of residential streetlights get new energy-efficient bulbs

Public Works crews just finished a major project to make the City’s streetlights more energy-efficient. Over the past four years, crews replaced every residential streetlight bulb in the City with more energy efficient LEDs. The project began in 2016. Crews replaced between 1,000 and 1,500 light bulbs each year, ultimately replacing all 6,122 residential streetlight […]

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Traffic signals along 91st Street to be removed

Expect a smoother ride down 91st Street beginning early next year. Traffic signals at 91st and Glenwood, and 91st and Lamar are 30 and 40 years old, respectively. They are nearing the end of their expected lifespan. However, traffic counts on 91st Street in this area have decreased since the signals were installed and no […]

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Snow crews preparing for potential of snowy winter

Overland Park’s snow crews are preparing for the upcoming winter. Plow drivers are practicing this month on an obstacle course near the old Metcalf South Mall site at 97th and Metcalf. The course is meant to help drivers prepare for the agility and maneuvering required to drive a plow truck, and for the technical skills […]

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