A roadway replacement project on I-70/Turnpike east of Lawrence will resume on Monday, March 14, weather permitting. This project is replacing the final section of the original 1950s concrete roadway on the Turnpike’s portion of I-70.
Download PDF to read entire release.March 11, 2011 Media Release
A roadway replacement project east of Lawrence on I-70/Turnpike will break for the winter weather season in the coming days. The current work and reopening of the lanes should be complete late Wednesday and ready for commuter traffic on Thursday, November 11.
Download PDF to read entire release.November 9, 2010 Media Release
Plaza 204/East Lawrence on the Kansas Turnpike with access to US 59/40 and North Lawrence will reopen Wednesday, October 6, weather permitting. Traffic entering the Turnpike can use the interchange at 6:30 a.m. and traffic exiting the Turnpike can use the interchange at 8:30 a.m. The entire interchange should reopen by mid-morning, nearly one month ahead of schedule.
Download PDF to read entire release.October 4, 2010 Media Release
State Farm Insurance will partner with the Kansas Turnpike this summer for the State Farm Safety Assist program, re-implementing and expanding the program that helps stranded motorists and makes Turnpike travel safer and easier.
Download PDF to read entire release.July 1, 2010 Media Release
State Farm will be teaming up with the Kansas Turnpike Authority to provide additional service and safety for travelers. The two organizations, along with the Kansas Highway Patrol, will be hosting the State Farm Take-A-Break-for-Safety event this year at the start of the Memorial Day weekend, a time that traditionally kicks off the summer travel season.
Download PDF to read entire release.May 24, 2010 Media Release
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