The Kansas Turnpike tries to ensure the safety of its customers through routine maintenance and construction, customer and employee education programs and increased efforts of the Kansas Highway Patrol Troop G. In the early 1990s, the KTA completed the installation of the barrier wall in the median between the four lanes of traffic. This wall is estimated to save approximately 10 lives each year and prevent countless numbers of serious injuries. The barrier wall and the Turnpike’s limited access help increase safety for motorists.
The KTA also provides services to its customers through the following methods:
Below is information to help you use the Kansas Turnpike:
If you will be using the Turnpike several times, you may be interested in participating in the K-TAG electronic toll collection program. Tolls on the Kansas Turnpike are based on distance traveled and the number of axles on your vehicle. Use the toll calculator to figure your fare.
Special events often mean congestion. If you are headed to a special event in a town along the Turnpike, consider that there may be more than one exit to take you where you need to go. Using an exit that is further from your destination may actually save you time by spreading traffic more equally across several different routes.
Some of the area's more popular destinations and the exits you should consider.
Cricket Wireless Amphitheater (formerly Sandstone Amphitheater) in Bonner Springs
Exit 224, 410, or 411
Memorial Stadium in Lawrence
Exit 197, 202, or 204
Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita
Exit 53, 50, or 42
View the Calendar of Events to see what is expected to impact traffic along the Turnpike.
The 236-mile Turnpike was constructed in 22 months and opened to traffic October 25, 1956.