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
An overlay project with partial inside shoulder mill and inlay on I-70/Turnpike between the K-7 interchange (Bonner Springs, exit 224) and the Eastern Terminal (MM 217) is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Sept 3, 2013. Watch for crews working in the area.
UPDATE 9/20/13: The main overlay work is complete. Crews plan to cut rumble strips the week of 9/23, weather permitting. Additional shoulder work will follow in coming weeks.
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.
The original 1954 bond issue has been paid off and new bonds have been issued for financing safety improvements, major reconstruction projects and upgrading.