U.S. 69 Improvements at top of KDOT list

Expansion of U.S. 69 Highway from 103rd St. south to 151st St. is the state’s top-rated highway project.

On Thursday, Kansas Department of Transportation released its list of rated projects as part of the newly created Eisenhower Legacy Transportation Program (IKE).

Major highway projects worth $1.6 billion are being added to KDOT’s development pipeline where preliminary engineering work is completed so that projects may be considered for construction.

U.S. 69 received 95 points out of 100 as “The highest rated expansion project in the state. It will alleviate congestion at one of the worst bottlenecks in Kansas.” Preliminary estimated construction costs is $300 million.

KDOT’s announcement does not commit any funding to projects. Overland Park officials have been working with KDOT state officials in preparation of issuing a Request For Qualifications/Proposal for consulting services on U.S. 69 Highway.

Learn more about potential U.S. 69 improvements online.