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.
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