Open Road Tolling

You’ve asked and we’ve listened. Open road tolling has arrived at Eastern Terminal (MM 217) with more locations coming.

Open road tolling allows highway-speed travel in electronic lanes but still provides a cash option that many Kansans want. It improves safety by moving slower traffic toward the right, like a traditional exit, and makes room for more electronic customers due to compatibility with other states’ tolling systems. Toll plazas changing to Open Road Tolling include Eastern Terminal near Kansas City, East Topeka, and Southern Terminal near the Oklahoma border. 

How does it work?

  • Electronic users continue traveling at highway speeds through the toll area.
  • Cash travelers exit right to toll plaza for entry ticket or toll payment.


Open road tolling tips:

  • Don’t stop in the electronic lanes.
  • Forgot to exit right? If you didn’t get a ticket upon entry, let your collector know (or press help button on a self-pay machine) when you exit. If you didn’t exit right to pay, you’ll receive a mailed violation statement at a higher rate.
  • Get a K-TAG to keep moving at highway speeds and pay less for every toll.
  • If you have a K-TAG, make sure it is properly mounted & your account is in good standing.

Open Road Tolling locations

  • Eastern Terminal (I-70/KTA MM 217) – Opened December 2017
    • See construction photos and watch video simulations here
  • East Topeka (I-70/KTA MM 183) – Construction in progress; estimated completion November 2018
  • Southern Terminal (I-35/KTA MM 17) – Construction in 2019

Video enforcement has replaced gates at 10 toll plazas and allows KTA to offer Open Road Tolling. Learn more about video enforcement.

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