U.S. 69 construction delays likely this morning

OVERLAND PARK | Expect U.S. 69 delays starting this morning

Drivers heading southbound on U.S. 69 through Overland Park today should find another route. Starting at 8:30 this morning, the southbound lanes of the highway will be narrowed to one lane at 132nd Street for bridge construction. The work will last until 4 p.m.

The highway is already at or over-capacity, and losing one lane can lead to extensive backups. Police warn drivers against crossing the median to turn around. They say that can lead to accidents.