Keep up on the latest KTA news by reading our press releases below.
KTA awards contract in April
May 1, 2018
WICHITA, Kan. – The Kansas Turnpike Authority announces a bid has been approved and a contract awarded on an upcoming Turnpike construction project.
Project #7107 – A project to improve acceleration and deceleration lanes to the South Wichita Interchange at mile marker 42 on I-35/KTA was awarded to Cornejo & Sons, LLC, Wichita, KS, for $1,850,082.19.
Construction is anticipated to begin in late-May with details available closer to that time on www.ksturnpike.com and impacts to traffic posted on www.KanDrive.org. Construction updates on this and other projects are published monthly in KTA’s electronic newsletter. Sign up to receive the newsletter using the form located at the bottom of any page on www.ksturnpike.com.
Drainage & ramp improvements near South Haven Interchange begins
Apr 20, 2018
Wellington, Kan. – Construction to improve drainage and ramps near the South Haven Interchange (mile marker 4, I-35/KTA) is set to begin the week of April 23, 2018, and will be completed by mid-November, weather permitting.
The project includes constructing reinforced box culverts at mile markers 4.4 and 6.2 on I-35/KTA and lengthening the acceleration/deceleration ramps to the South Haven / US-166 Interchange.
Drivers can expect lane closures between mile markers 3 and 7 on I-35/KTA, with single 12-foot lanes of traffic in each direction. Speed will be reduced to 65 mph throughout the construction zone.
Motorists are urged to check for traffic impacts at www.KanDrive.org, subscribe to KTA Alerts for roadway incident information http://bit.ly/KHeX6g, follow the Kansas Turnpike on Twitter, and watch for information on KTA’s digital message signs. Construction updates on this and other projects are published monthly in KTA’s electronic newsletter. Sign up to receive the newsletter using the form located at the bottom of any page on www.ksturnpike.com.
The project contract was awarded to Dondlinger & Sons Construction Company, Inc., Wichita, KS for $2,722,876.70 in March 2018.
KTA design contest brings work zone awareness to teens
Apr 9, 2018
WICHITA, Kan.— April 9-13 is National Work Zone Awareness Week, and the Kansas Turnpike Authority has named Spencer Vail from Seaman High School as the winner of a third annual design contest that encourages teens drivers to be aware of safe driving behaviors through work zones. Vail was selected out of 95 other submissions from various schools around the state.
National Work Zone Awareness Week is a safety campaign held each spring encouraging safe driving through work zones in order to prevent injuries and fatalities for workers and motorists.
“Good behaviors start early,” said Rachel Bell, KTA’s Director of Business Services & Customer Relations. “This contest engages teens in safety campaigns during their formative driving years and enforces safe driving behaviors that should last a lifetime.”
Contestants submitted a ¾ page advertisement focused on work zone safety. Vail’s work will be published in VYPE Magazine and KTA’s monthly newsletter, Turnpike Times. View Vail’s work, as well as the other finalists, at http://bit.ly/2ID1HOy
KTA seeks customer input with satisfaction survey
Apr 5, 2018
WICHITA, Kan.— The Kansas Turnpike Authority invites the public to provide feedback on their Turnpike travel experience by participating in a Customer Satisfaction Survey. Anyone who uses the Turnpike, whether daily or occasionally, is encouraged to share their thoughts.
“Recent changes, such as open road tolling near Kansas City, removing gates in other electronic lanes, increasing heights of bridges and service area improvements came from previous customer feedback,” said Rachel Bell, KTA’s Director of Business Services & Customer Relations. “We take pride in being a customer-driven organization and this survey is a way to give our customers a voice about their experiences.”
The survey is open until the end of April at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018CSSNR
Contracts awarded on two upcoming construction projects
Apr 2, 2018
TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Turnpike Authority announces bids have been approved and contracts awarded on two upcoming Turnpike construction projects.
Project #7081 – A project for reinforced concrete box drainage improvements on I-35/KTA at mile markers 4.4 and 6.2, including ramp improvements at the South Haven Interchange was awarded to Dondlinger & Sons Construction Company, Inc., Wichita, KS for $2,722,876.70.
Project #7326 – A project to mill and inlay pavement with shoulder seal from mile marker 135.8 to 167.8 I-335/KTA, including the Admire Interchange at mile marker 147 was awarded to Bettis Asphalt & Construction, Inc., Topeka, KS for $9,853,950.50.
Construction details will be available soon on www.ksturnpike.com with impacts to traffic posted on www.kandrive.org. Construction updates on this and other projects are published monthly in KTA’s electronic newsletter. Sign up to receive the newsletter using the form located at the bottom of any page on www.ksturnpike.com.