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Safety Enhancements for Flooding

KTA's new leadership has been working on safety enhancements and improvements to ease flooding concerns for nearly two years. We know you have concerns and we're working hard to meet your expectations. Click 'view news' to see what we've been working on and our plans for the immediate future.

July 10 Accident on I-35/Turnpike

On Friday, July 10, at approximately 5 pm, a northbound vehicle hydroplaned and lost control on the wet roadway at MM 118 on the Kansas Turnpike/I-35. The vehicle left the roadway and entered an area of rapidly moving floodwater in the northbound ditch. This was due to the flash flooding that was occurring in the area. The driver has been identified as 21-year-old Zachary Clark of Keller, Texas. This information has been provided from KHP’s preliminary investigative report. No other information is available at this time as the investigation is still ongoing.

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Read the latest issue of Turnpike Times

Turnpike Times is the monthly publication of the Kansas Turnpike Authority. To view the latest issue click below.

Sign up for KTA’s e-newsletter

This newsletter, Turnpike News, will soon transition into Turnpike E-News. Keep reading to learn how to sign up to receive the e-mailed newsletter for information on the Turnpike, transportation and travel throughout the state of Kansas.

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Calendar of Events

02/12/2016 - 02/19/2016

2-12 : Women of Faith
2-13 : Agape Hoops Basketball Tournament
2-13 : Women of Faith
2-13 : K-State vs OSU
2-13 : KU vs Oklahoma Basketball

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The Fast Lane - Blog

Work Zone Awareness Digital Art Contest

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KTA Projects & Events

Here's a sample of our most recent photos. To see more, please visit us on Flickr.

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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