Each day Kansas Highway Patrol troopers and other law enforcement officers suit up to serve and protect the citizens of Kansas. It’s a risky job being on the road. Statistics continue to show that more law enforcement officers get hurt from traffic than any other thing. This is why we are asking drivers to ‘Make the Move’ to another lane when they see flashing lights on the side of the road.
The 236-mile Turnpike was constructed in 22 months and opened to traffic October 25, 1956.