Written permits are not required for the movement of oversize loads on the Kansas Turnpike. However, due to the size and configuration of some loads, prior approval is required from a Chief Engineer, the Turnpike Highway Patrol Commander, or his designee, before such vehicles and/or loads can be moved or transported on the Kansas Turnpike. Movements of some or all oversize vehicles or combinations of vehicles may be temporarily restricted due to wind, weather, road or construction conditions. Click here to review our guidelines.
For more information or questions about oversize vehicles, please call Kansas Turnpike/KHP Troop G at (316) 682-4537 ext. 2202.
David Jacobson, P.E. Chief Engineer
Joe Bott, Captain Turnpike Highway Patrol Commander
There are historical markers at some of the Service Areas that show areas of interest. The Turnpike crosses the historic Santa Fe Trail near milepost 155 and the Oregon Trail near milepost 189.