Stay away. Stay far away.
That’s the best advice for drivers who want to use U.S. 69 in Overland Park for the next few days, starting tonight.
Beginning at 7:30 p.m. today, U.S. 69 will be down to one lane in both directions from College Boulevard to Blue Valley Parkway. The closure will last around the clock every day until 5:30 Friday morning.
It gets worse from there.
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The ramps to and from southbound 69 at 95th Street in Overland Park are supposed to be closed starting at 7 tomorrow morning until late September.
And there’s even more road work to avoid.
Southbound 69 will be reduced to one lane from 87th Street to 103rd Street from 9 a.m. tomorrow until 3:30 p.m. so barriers can be relocated.
The northbound side will have various lane closures from College Boulevard to I-35 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
As of 5 p.m. today, KDOT said all this work is scheduled despite the weather forecast. But bad weather could give drivers a temporary reprieve.
All of this work is courtesy of two project that are under way at the same time, including the $82 million project to widen 69 to three lanes in each direction.