News Releases

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

Kansas Turnpike schedules add’l bridge demolition

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.

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December 4, 2009 Media Release

Kansas Turnpike offers holiday travel advice

Predictions released last week by AAA indicate that automotive travel will be up as much as 2.1 percent for the 2009 holiday weekend.

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November 24, 2009 Media Release

Bridge demolition continues on Nov. 19

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.

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November 17, 2009 Media Release

KTA announces additional bridge demo details

Additional information is now available on the Kansas Turnpike Authority’s upcoming demolition of the original bridge structures across the Kansas River in Lawrence.

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November 12, 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.