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159th Street & U.S. 69 Interchange
$52,050,000 (2 comments ↓)

Sen. Sam Brownback (KS) requests $52,050,000 for:
City of Overland Park
Overland Park & Johnson County
KS

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Summary

This project includes the construction of ramps from U.S. 69 Highway to 159th Street, and required widening of U.S. 69 Highway to complete an interchange at 159th Street. This project also includes the reconstruction of 159th Street from Metcalf Avenue to Antioch Road from a two-lane unimproved thoroughfare to a four-lane divided thoroughfare, with turn lanes at required access points. Plans have been completed to the right-of-way stage.

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Curt

August 13, 2011, 12:55pm (report abuse)

I think thid is a very wise project. It will improve the conjestion from 151st street and 69 highway for people going south

Rick Hesseltine

February 19, 2013, 11:57am (report abuse)

This project is a bad idea, it requires two interchanges and over 200 million in road improvments to support retail that may never make a dime. This would creat LOS levels on 151st and 159th in the F++ range not help traffis issues. It will also creat a bottle neck on 69 Highway with three interchanges in a two mile stetch. Current trends are in the online retail sales (up over 10% per quarter for the last few years)not local retail sale that are down 15%. This project has been rejected by the Overland Park planning staff, and it has been rated one of the best in the country.

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