Some Overland Park residents get vote on adding noise walls to U.S. Highway 69 — Here’s what to know

KDOT is proposing a series of 11 noise walls along U.S. Highway 69 as part of the project to expand the highway with toll lanes going both directions. Some impacted Overland Park residents can now vote on whether they want them. Above, an image a noise wall currently in place along U.S. 69 further north from the project area, courtesy of

The project to expand U.S. Highway 69 in Overland Park with toll lanes may include the building of 11 concrete barriers aimed at reducing noise for nearby homeowners along a 10-mile stretch of the highway between 103rd Street to 151st Street. 

This part of the project requires a vote of some residents affected by the project.