News Releases

Lawrence interchange closure scheduled

The Kansas Turnpike Authority has set a tentative date of March 22 for the temporary closing of Plaza 204, the I-70 interchange on North 2nd Street that provides access to US-59, US-40 and north Lawrence. The date of this interchange closing is dependent on weather and the contractor’s construction progress and schedule.

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January 22, 2010 Media Release

More demo work scheduled in Lawrence

As a part of the Kansas Turnpike Authority’s project to replace the Kansas River Bridges in Lawrence, explosive charges are tentatively planned to be used on Wednesday, January 13 at approximately 2 p.m. on the old, out-of-service bridges. The sections of the original steel structure that are scheduled to be “dropped” on Tuesday include all remaining westbound spans. This date is tentative and may be changed due to weather.

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January 11, 2010 Media Release

Interchange set to open mid-morning tomorrow

The Tonganoxie/Eudora Interchange at Milepost 212 on the Kansas Turnpike/I-70 will open at approximately 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, December 29. This is earlier in the day than originally announced.

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December 28, 2009 Media Release

Date set for Leavenworth Co. interchange opening

The Kansas Turnpike Authority has set a date for the opening of the Tonganoxie/Eudora Interchange at Milepost 212 on I-70, the first interstate interchange in Leavenworth County. On December 29, 2009, the interchange will open at approximately 12 p.m.

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December 17, 2009 Media Release

Kansas Turnpike reschedules bridge demo work

The demolition work on the out-of-service bridges over the Kansas River in Lawrence that was scheduled for Wednesday has been rescheduled to Friday, December 11 at approximately 10 a.m., weather dependent.

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December 7, 2009 Media Release

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KTA Fact

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