The projects below represent KTA’s larger efforts to preserve and modernize the Kansas Turnpike. For more information about how these projects may impact traffic, visit kandrive.org. You can also learn more by viewing the most recent month’s Construction update below.
KTA maintenance crews work to provide a smooth ride for customers. You may encounter them performing routine maintenance along the 236-mile roadway. These less time-intensive projects normally do not cause traffic delays and are communicated only through social media and roadway signage. However, travelers should drive cautiously in all work zones.
Latest Project Developments
May 2021 Construction Update
Read the latest developments on our active construction projects in a monthly report by David Jacobson, KTA’s Director of Engineering. KTA crews also do ongoing maintenance that may impact traffic on a short-term basis.
Find out more here by opening the report below.
Ongoing Projects (South to North)
Bridge Reconstruction & Ramp Improvements at Belle Plaine
Location: I-35/KTA, mile marker 25-26
Scheduled Completion: August 2021, weather permitting
This two-year project began in March 2020. This project will replace the overhead bridges at mile marker 25.473 and 25.474, remove the bridges at mile marker 26.260, north and southbound, and improve ramps at the Belle Plaine service area.
Pavement Resurfacing - Belle Plaine to Wichita
Location: I-35/KTA mile markers 26 - 51
Scheduled Completion: September 2022, weather permitting
A project to resurface the mainline road on I-35/KTA from mile markers 26.8 - 50.8 began in April. Work will also include the interchanges located within this portion of the roadway.
Wichita East Kellogg Expansion Project
Location: East Wichita, US-54/400 & I-35/KTA, mile marker 52
Scheduled Completion: late 2021, weather permitting
The City of Wichita, the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Turnpike Authority are partnering to improve travel in east Wichita. The collaborative plan includes new intersection designs at Webb and Greenwich and improved access to the Turnpike. The improvement effort will include two projects: the Webb Road intersection (City managed) and the Greenwich to K-96 corridor (KTA managed). All construction is anticipated to be complete in late 2021. For additional information, please visit initiative's website or follow @E54ict on Twitter.
Bridge Redeck & Widening near Andover
Location: I-35/KTA, mile marker 55
Scheduled Completion: November 2021, weather permitting
A two-year project to redeck and widen two mainlaine bridge near Andover (mile marker 55) began in March. Work will begin on the northbound side before switching to the southbound bridge.
Pavement Surfacing with Ramp Improvements at El Dorado & Cassoday
Location: I-35/KTA, mile markers 70-97
Scheduled Completion: October 2020, weather permitting
A project to resurface the mainline road on I-35/KTA from mile markers 70.8 - 96.3 began in March. Work will also include ramp improvements at the El Dorado and Cassoday interchanges that will begin first before resurfacing the mainline roadway.
Pavement Surfacing east of Topeka
Location: I-70/KTA, mile marker 183-197
Scheduled Completion: October 2021, weather permitting
The project includes pavement surfacing between mile markers 183.3 and 197.8, resurfacing the Lecompton Interchange (mile marker 197), and expanding truck parking at the Topeka Service Area (mile marker 188.)