Kansas sometimes has mild winters, which can allow maintenance and construction crews to work on projects year-round. In an effort to continually improve the turnpike, the following are our larger projects. Short-term or temporary projects may not be listed here. Please always be aware of roadside personnel and do your part to keep them safe!
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Repairs of the 72nd Street Bridge over I-70 near Kansas City will have some impact on I-70 traffic. Find daily traffic information for the Kansas City Metro Area here: www.ksdot.org/kcmetro/laneclose.asp
In mid-March 18, 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.
There are historical markers at some of the Service Areas that show areas of interest. The Turnpike crosses the historic Santa Fe Trail near milepost 155 and the Oregon Trail near milepost 189.