As a part of the Kansas Turnpike Authority’s project to replace the Kansas River Bridges in Lawrence, explosive charges will again be used on Wednesday, December 9 at approximately 10 a.m. on the old, out-of-service bridges. The sections of the original steel structure that are scheduled to be “dropped” on Tuesday include the two spans east of the river and the remaining eastbound spans. Because of winter weather possibly arriving in the area next week, road conditions will dictate whether the KTA will conduct the rolling roadblock necessary for the blast.
Download PDF to read entire release.December 4, 2009 Media Release
Predictions released last week by AAA indicate that automotive travel will be up as much as 2.1 percent for the 2009 holiday weekend.
Download PDF to read entire release.November 24, 2009 Media Release
The second detonation to remove the Kansas Turnpike’s original bridge structures across the Kansas River in Lawrence is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, November 19 at 10 a.m.
Download PDF to read entire release.November 17, 2009 Media Release
Additional information is now available on the Kansas Turnpike Authority’s upcoming demolition of the original bridge structures across the Kansas River in Lawrence.
Download PDF to read entire release.November 12, 2009 Media Release
Thousands of Kansans will be among the nearly 40 million Americans expected to travel the nation’s highways and skyways this Labor Day weekend, predicted to be one of the busiest this decade.
Download PDF to read entire release.September 1, 2009 Media Release
The original 1954 bond issue has been paid off and new bonds have been issued for financing safety improvements, major reconstruction projects and upgrading.