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In our first official joint-venture, Emery Sapp & Sons (ESS) partnered with Ames Construction — under the team name US 69 Express Constructors — to take on this $570-million Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) design-build project. 69Express will be Kansas’ first-ever express lanes project. 69Express is designed to decrease congestion and increase safety on the busiest four-lane highway in Kansas.

With speed of delivery a top priority, construction began quickly in the summer of 2023. The US69 Express Constructors will maintain an aggressive schedule to reach the 2026 completion deadline. Managing traffic flow will pose the biggest challenge. US69 Express Constructors’ goal is to minimize the impact on travel time as much as possible during construction. With this in mind, the team will only strategically close the required lanes to ease traffic congestion.

During construction, the US69 Express Constructors will grade and excavate approximately 1.1 million cubic yards throughout the process. The team will also construct a toll lane in each direction from 103rd to 151st Streets in Overland Park, replace 50-year-old pavement, erect 11 noise walls, and make improvements to the interchanges at 167th Street, Blue Valley Parkway, and I-435—totaling 151,000 square yards of asphalt paving and 250,000 cubic yards of concrete.

Grading & Excavation
1,100,000 CY
Sanitary Sewer
1,500 LF
Storm Water
52,174 LF
Water Line
3,635 LF
29 EA
Concrete Paving
250,000 CY

StatusEstado: In Progress
Last Updated onUltima actualización en July 27, 2023