Service Areas

Along the Turnpike

Service Areas Along the TurnpikeService areas located strategically along the Turnpike provide opportunities for fuel, food, ATMs, weather information, gifts and other necessary items and services. All service areas offer designated pet walking areas.All KTA service areas are located within KTA property boundaries, and you will not have to exit the Turnpike or pay a fare to access them.

You may also exit and re-enter the Turnpike at any interchange along the way. However, if you exit the Turnpike before your final destination you will need to pay the applicable fare for that portion of your trip, and obtain a new entry ticket when you re-enter the Turnpike and pay the applicable toll charge for the remainder of your trip.

Do you have any comments, questions or an issue to report regarding any of our Service Areas?  Please contact us!

Belle Plaine Service Area

McDonald’s: Open 24 hours
EZ GO: Open 24 hours
Kansas Travel Information Center and Gift Shop (Closed some holidays):
May 15 - September 15 Open 8 am - 6pm
September 16 - May 14 Open 9 am - 5 pm

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Towanda Service Area

Hardee's and Dunkin' Donuts: Open 24 hours
GasMart USA: Open 24 hours
 

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Matfield Green Service Area

Hardee's and Dunkin' Donuts: Open 24 hours
GasMart USA: Open 24 hours

This service area features a Knute Rockne Memorial display.
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Emporia Service Area

McDonald’s: Open 6 am - 11 pmEmporia Service Area Animated Gif
Fast "N Friendly: Open 24 hours
This service area features a playground and fitness skills challenge near the McDonald’s restaurant.
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Topeka Service Area

Hardees: Open 24 hours
EZ GO: Open 24 hours
Kansas Originals Gift Shop: Open 9 am - 6 pm (Closed some holidays)
This service area also features additional restaurant options: Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Dunkin' Donuts
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Lawrence Service Area

McDonald’s: Open 24 hoursLawrence Service Area Animated Gif
EZ GO: Open 24 hours
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KTA Fact

SPEED LIMIT CHANGES
1956 - 1957
Reasonable and Prudent

1957 - 1970
80 mph Maximum
40 mph Minimum

1970 - 1974
75 mph Maximum - Day
70 mph Maximum - Night
40 mph Minimum

1974 - 1987
55 mph Maximum

May 1987
65 mph on rural interstates
55 mph through town of 50,000 or more and from Emporia to Topeka

October 1987
Emporia to Topeka re-classified as I-335 and now 65 mph

1993
65 mph around Wichita & Topeka

1996
70 mph from Oklahoma line to I-70/435. 65 mph from I-70 to 18th St.

1997
Entire Turnpike changed to 70 mph

2011
Turnpike from K-7 near Bonner Springs south to Oklahoma border changed to 75 mph