The KTA provides storm shelters for its employees at toll interchanges and its six service areas. During inclement weather, customers are also welcome to seek shelter at these locations. Before getting on the road during this storm season, customers can review the list of storm shelters.
Download the complete storm shelter list.
If you'll be traveling on Thursday, May 23, 2013, stop by the Towanda Service Area between 3-7 pm and take a break for safety! Representatives from the Turnpike, Kansas Highway Patrol and Safe Kids will be demonstrating the importance of wearing your safety belt, how to properly install your child's safety seat and how different levels of impairment affect your reactions and perceptions.
The Towanda Service Area is located at MM 65, between El Dorado and Wichita on I-35. For additional information about this safety event, watch highlights from the 2012 event.
KTA is participating in the 2013 Work Zone Awareness Week, April 15-19, by encouraging both workers and travelers to do their part to reduce work zone accidents. We're all in this together! For additional information, read KTA Safety Coordinator Steve Rust's guest blog.
The week of April 15-19, 2013, is National Telecommunications Operators week. KTA recognizes the dispatch personnel who respond to both emergency and non-emergency incidents on the Kansas Turnpike with dedication and a calming voice. This staff serves both KHP Troop G and KTA maintenance personnel, as well as connecting KTA travelers with emergency, travel and weather information. Thanks for all you do!
The Matfield Green Service Area restaurant closed April 15 for approximately 2 months for renovations. Whent he restaurant reopens, it will feature a Hardee's and Dunkin' Donuts. The fuel vendor remains open during this transition. For additional information on KTA's six service areas click here.
The original 1954 bond issue has been paid off and new bonds have been issued for financing safety improvements, major reconstruction projects and upgrading.