Kansas Turnpike Announces February Contract Awards

[Editor: This is the text of a February 27, 2017, news release from the Kansas Turnpike Authority.]

KTA Awards Three Contracts in February

TOPEKA, KS – The Kansas Turnpike Authority announces bids have been approved and contracts awarded on three upcoming Turnpike construction projects.

Project #7078 – Reconstruction of the Eastern Terminal Plaza located at mile marker 216 I-70/KTA to convert to open road tolling and reconstruction of the 188th Street Bridge and construction of a new 182nd Street bridge crossing I-70/KTA at mile markers 216.404 and 217.176 was awarded to Bettis Asphalt & Construction, Inc., Topeka, KS for $13,380,579.88.

Project #7108 – Permanent seeding at the Bazaar Cattle Pens and scenic overlook at mile marker 110.820 I-35/KTA was awarded to RF Beachner Contractors, LLC, Pittsburg, KS for $24,910.20.

Project #7058 – Ramp improvements at El Dorado south interchange at mile marker 71 and pavement overlay from mile marker 50.8 to 71.3 I-35/KTA was awarded to Shilling Construction Co, Inc. Manhattan, KS for $6,438,814.55.

Construction details will be available soon on http://www.ksturnpike.com with impacts to traffic posted on http://www.kandrive.org. Construction updates on these and other projects are published monthly in KTA’s electronic newsletter. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2l4h37y


About KTA:
For more than 60 years, the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) maintains 236 miles of user-fee supported roadway from the Oklahoma border to Kansas City.  KTA doesn’t receive state or federal tax funds. Instead, toll revenue pays for preservation and modernization of the Turnpike system. With the current long-term plan, KTA is investing $1.2 billion in over 40 projects. KTA’s mission is to provide safe, economical, high-quality transportation service to its customers.

For more information, contact:
Rachel Bell, Director of Business Services & Customer Relations