In mid-March 2013, a KDOT replacement project began on the Riverview Avenue Bridge spanning over I-70 (MM 224.9) in Wyandotte County. This is the first part of KDOT's ten-phase K-7 and I-70 Interchange Project. Riverview Avenue project work includes replacement of the existing bridge along with the realignment of a section of Riverview Avenue and 122nd Street to accommodate the new longer bridge. For information on this project, including additional impacts to traffic on I-70/Turnpike, please visit the project web site.
The City of Wichita, the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Turnpike Authority are partnering to improve travel in east Wichita. The collaborative plan includes new intersection designs at Webb and Greenwich and improved assess to the Turnpike. The project will be managed in two pieces: the Webb Road intersection (City managed) and the Greenwich to K-96 corridor (KTA managed). All construction is anticipated to be complete in late 2019. For additional information, please visit the project web site.
Reconstruction of the Kansas Avenue Bridge in Leavenworth County crossing over the Turnpike/I-70 near mile marker 221 began Monday, March 16, 2015. Construction on the bridge is expected to be complete in November, weather permitting. The bridge will be closed to traffice until that time.Kansas Avenue Bridge news release
Painting of seven bridges crossing the Kansas Turnpike in Butler County will begin, Monday, April 13th, weather permitting. The bridges are located between the west El Dorado toll plaza at milepost 71 and the Cassoday toll plaza at milepost 92. Contractors anticipate work on each bridge to take approximately two weeks with the entire project to be completed by late July. ***UPDATE: Start date was moved to Monday, April 27.***Butler County bridge painting news release
5/27/2015 UPDATE: The concrete pavement patching project at the Kansas Turnpike’s two east Topeka toll plazas (mile marker 182 on I-470/Turnpike and mile marker 183 on I-70/Turnpike) has been delayed due to rain.
Crews are currently working on I-70/Turnpike near the east Topeka toll plaza. Motorists can expect lane closures until June 10, weather permitting. Active work will occur 9 am –6 pm with lane closures remaining through the night (until 7 am) for concrete curing.Topeka concrete patching news release
Read updates about our three active construction projects (listed below) in the monthly report from David Jacobson, KTA’s Director of Engineering.
Equally important but not as time-intensive are KTA’s roadway maintenance activities.
Find out more here by opening the report below.Construction Updates June 2015
SPEED LIMIT CHANGES
1956 - 1957
Reasonable and Prudent
1957 - 1970
80 mph Maximum
40 mph Minimum
1970 - 1974
75 mph Maximum - Day
70 mph Maximum - Night
40 mph Minimum
1974 - 1987
55 mph Maximum
65 mph on rural interstates
55 mph through town of 50,000 or more and from Emporia to Topeka
Emporia to Topeka re-classified as I-335 and now 65 mph
65 mph around Wichita & Topeka
70 mph from Oklahoma line to I-70/435. 65 mph from I-70 to 18th St.
Entire Turnpike changed to 70 mph
Turnpike from K-7 near Bonner Springs south to Oklahoma border changed to 75 mph