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Old 11-19-2019, 02:23 PM
 
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Per the KC Star here is the article.

https://www.kansascity.com/news/loca...237538764.html
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Old 11-19-2019, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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https://shawneemissionpost.com/2019/...ghway-69-84468 Here's another article describing it that doesn't require a subscription.

I don't go on the road a lot and when I do it's not crowded (referring to Overland Parkway). No idea what it's like during rush hour periods but I'd imagine it gets pretty clogged in southern JOCO. Personally, people won't go for a tollway and I wouldn't go for it either. However, price managed lanes would be very interesting. I think it'd be a decent idea. It'd be a first for the KC metro to have something among the likes of an HOV lane, managed toll lane, etc.
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Old 11-19-2019, 06:10 PM
 
Location: IN
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Oh too bad, Kansas didn't rubber stamp all of Overland Park's demands for road improvements. They'll figure out a way, but I don't think residents like the idea of even more in the way of regressive taxes...
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Old 11-19-2019, 06:58 PM
 
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It'll be like the old days with a toll on 18th street. We always thought you had to pay to get into the rich part of town.

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Old 11-19-2019, 08:43 PM
 
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Sounds like rent, from an economic sense. Might as well milk it if they are poor, I guess.
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Old 11-19-2019, 11:08 PM
 
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No problem for me. I frequently drive back and forth between 119th/135th and 75th, but I prefer to take Antioch. No need to get on 69.
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Kansas City MO
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I guess those buying a house near the Blu Hawk development should start saving their quarters!
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Overland Park, Kansas
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https://shawneemissionpost.com/2019/...ghway-69-84468 Here's another article describing it that doesn't require a subscription.

I don't go on the road a lot and when I do it's not crowded (referring to Overland Parkway). No idea what it's like during rush hour periods but I'd imagine it gets pretty clogged in southern JOCO. Personally, people won't go for a tollway and I wouldn't go for it either. However, price managed lanes would be very interesting. I think it'd be a decent idea. It'd be a first for the KC metro to have something among the likes of an HOV lane, managed toll lane, etc.
It’s bad during rush hour, but especially terrible around 435 and 35. I have to drive it both ways frequently. 69 to 435 west is a death trap.
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Old 11-20-2019, 10:41 AM
 
Location: CasaMo
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It's a state owned road. I say let the state decide what happens and not let munis do little schemes such as this.
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Old 11-21-2019, 08:03 PM
 
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This is idiotic. That stretch isn't even that busy. Yes, a small part of 69 gets backed up heading north for about 30 minutes in the morning and heading south for about 30 minutes in the evening. But the rest of the time, it's half empty. We don't need to spend millions of dollars widening that road to prevent such a small amount of congestion. Kansas City seems to have the collective mentality that if there is any amount of congestion on a roadway, no matter how small, the road must widened. Stop spending money on widening roads around here. The traffic is nearly non-existent compared to other cities. I will agree that the ramps from 69 North to 435 west and 435 West to 69 South are terrible and dangerous. I wouldn't mind seeing those fixed. But that's the extent of the problem.

As an aside, I happen to be in my original hometown of Dallas as I write this. Got stuck in traffic in three different areas today during mid-afternoon (non rush hour). That's a traffic problem. A little slow down at 5:00 p.m. in the afternoon should just be expected in a city. OP's plan is a waste of money.

Aside No. 2 -- Dallas's growth always amazes me when I'm back here. So I looked it up. D/FW adds the equivalent of an Olathe every year in terms of population. Imagine adding enough people (137,000) to fill the entire city of Olathe every year!

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