U.S. 69 summer closures continue. Here’s what to expect

Here's which new closures and continued closures drivers can expect to encounter along U.S. Highway 69 this month. Above, an aerial view of U.S. Highway 69 near 135th Street. Photo via 69Express project newsletter.

Closures along U.S. Highway 69 require commuters to change their daily driving routing through Overland Park this month.

A new closure began at the end of last week, with another expected later this month and others continuing through the summer.

This comes as the latest step in years-long efforts to add express toll lanes along the highway. The project is scheduled for completion by 2025.

U.S. 69 summer closures
Closures will continue through the summer as part of the years-long effort to add express toll lanes along U.S. Highway 69. File photo.

The southbound ramp at 151st Street will close for a month

  • The ramp closed Thursday and will remain that way for approximately a month.
  • Grading and paving work on the ramp will take place during that time.
  • Drivers can take a detour off the 159th Street Interchange, then back down Antioch Road or Metcalf Avenue toward 151st Street.

Another closure is coming later this month

  • Starting at 8 p.m. on July 21, both lanes of 139th Street will close for a partial bridge demolition.
  • This closure will continue until 6 a.m. on July 23.
  • Drivers heading east can take a detour to Antioch Road and then north to 135th Street, while drivers heading west can take a detour to Metcalf Avenue and then north to 135th Street.

Closures further north will continue through July

  • The southbound right lane closure on the bridge over Indian Creek off 119th Street will continue until July 28.
  • The weekday closure on the southbound left lane from 103rd Street to I-435 will also end on July 28.
  • Nighttime drivers can also expect nightly closures of the northbound and southbound left lanes to and from 103rd Street to I-435 to continue until July 29.

Go deeper: Find a complete list of U.S. 69-related closures and construction updates here as they continue to change.