U.S. 69 toll lanes work could disrupt local bike trails in south OP but dampen highway noise — here’s how

U.S. 69 toll lanes

In a virtual meeting this week, state transportation officials said construction work on express toll lanes along U.S. Highway 69 south of 103rd street will temporarily impact numerous bike and pedestrian trails near the highway. In addition, noise barriers could be added around the highway if enough neighboring residents approve them. Image via 69 Express website.

Building express toll lanes on U.S. Highway 69 will result in a lot of temporary closures and detours on the many trails and bike lanes near the highway, officials said Wednesday night.

At the same time, residents along the route in south Overland Park may get some relief from the constant traffic noise if enough of them agree to the addition of noise barriers.