KTA’s $3.7 Million Project to Raise Overpasses, Lure More Truck Traffic Advances

The Kansas City Star reports on the progress of a KTA’s $3.7 million project to raise the elevation of ten overpasses that cross Interstate 35. The structures date from 1956, and the authority hopes to attract more commercial truck traffic by increasing their clearance levels. KTA has plans to raise other turnpike overpasses. Communications director Rachel Bell tells the newspaper, “On the north end between Kansas City and Topeka, we’ll be implementing open-road tolling over the next few years, and we’ll incorporate the bridge lifts with that.”