The Kansas Turnpike Authority's mission is to provide safe, economical, high-quality transportation service to our customers.
Learn more about KTA's 2015 Long Term Needs Study, which outlines plans to preserve, modernize and enhance the Turnpike system through 2025.
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. You can view program details here.
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