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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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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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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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.
Download PDF to read entire release.December 17, 2009 Media Release
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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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