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.

Wichita East Kellogg Expansion Project

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 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 late November, weather permitting. The bridge will be closed to traffice until that time.

Kansas Avenue Bridge news release

Construction Update - November 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)
  • East Kellogg Improvements
  • A Look Ahead to 2016

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

Find out more here by opening the report below.

Construction Updates November 2015

KTA Fact

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

May 1987
65 mph on rural interstates
55 mph through town of 50,000 or more and from Emporia to Topeka

October 1987
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