U.S. 169 paving project starts today south of Olathe

A nearly $1 million paving project gets under way today south of Olathe on U.S. 169.

Starting at 8:30 a.m., drivers can expect to face delays from 175th Street to 215th Street. The resurfacing of U.S. 169 was among several road projects that were delayed in the spring because of funding concerns.

Drivers should expect the highway to be down to one lane in both directions during the project, which is expected to last until early October. This section of U.S. 169 carries between 16,000 and 22,000 vehicles a day.