Topeka, KS, December 28, 2017 — The Kansas Turnpike Authority announces bids have been approved and contracts awarded on two upcoming Turnpike construction projects.
Project #7137 – A two-year project to re-deck and increase the vertical clearance of bridges crossing over I-335/KTA at mile marker 168.297 (85th Street) and 169.627 (93rd Street) was awarded to King Construction Company, Hesston, KS for $1,817,241.57.
Project #7129 – A project to mill and overlay pavement in the Flint Hills from mile marker 96.3 to 112.3 I-335/KTA, including portions of the Matfield Green service area parking lot and two median crossovers at mile marker 93-95 for future bridge rehabilitation, was awarded to Cornejo & Sons, Wichita, KS for $6,542,554.69.
Construction details will be available soon on www.ksturnpike.com with impacts to traffic posted on http://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.
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:
Jeri Biehler, Communications Manager