Construction Updates

KDOT K-7/I-70 INTERChange project

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.

Reconstruction of Kansas Avenue Bridge

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

Bridge painting project on I-35/Turnpike to begin

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

Pavement project near east Topeka toll plazas

A 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) that also includes four connecting ramps to K-4 and I-70 started Monday, April 20. Crews will work on connecting ramps before moving to work on I-70/Turnpike near the most eastern toll plaza. The project is scheduled for complete in late May, weather permitting. 

Topeka concrete patching news release

Construction Update - April 2015

Read updates about our three active construction projects (listed below) in the monthly report from David Jacobson, KTA’s Director of Engineering.

  • Kansas Avenue Bridge (Leavenworth County, MP 221)
  • Paving of ramps and roadway near east Topeka interchange (MP 182-183)
  • Painting bridges in Butler County (MP 71-92)

Equally important but not as time-intensive are KTA’s roadway maintenance activities.

Find out more here by opening the report below.

Construction Updates April 2015

KTA Fact

There are six service areas along the length of the Turnpike. Each service area offers food, fuel, and rest-room facilities.