KTA makes repairs and upgrades on a consistent basis in order to keep the roadway in a sound and safe condition. Those investments are funded through tolls and proceeds from revenue bond issues. Ultimately, toll revenue from Turnpike customers funds all operating and bond debt-service costs.The Turnpike contracts with business partners for the operations at six service areas. These partners provide fuel, food and other products and services expected by today’s travelers.
A few of the Turnpike’s safety features include:
The State Farm Safety Assist is available to help customers needing mechanical assistance or information. The program runs between Memorial Day and Labor Day at the following times and locations:
The following brochures provide Turnpike information 'at a glance', a more in depth Long Term Needs study, and additional information on toll funding. Click the image to download a pdf.
The Kansas Turnpike Authority's mission is to provide safe, high-quality highway transportation services to our customers for the lowest reasonable cost.
Kansas Turnpike Authority
236 miles from Kansas City, Kansas, to the Oklahoma border south of Wichita
Six: near Lawrence, Topeka, Emporia, Matfield Green, Towanda and Belle Plaine
Started with 14 and currently have 22
April 7, 1953
December 31, 1954
October 25, 1956