WICHITA, KS, May 01, 2018 — The Kansas Turnpike Authority announces a bid has been approved and a contract awarded on an upcoming Turnpike construction project.
Project #7107 – A project to improve acceleration and deceleration lanes to the South Wichita Interchange at mile marker 42 on I-35/KTA was awarded to Cornejo & Sons, LLC, Wichita, KS, for $1,850,082.19.
Construction is anticipated to begin in late-May with details available closer to that time on www.ksturnpike.com and impacts to traffic posted on 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 has outlined 44 projects to enhance safety and the customer experience over the next decade. KTA’s mission is to provide safe, economical, high-quality transportation service to its customers.
Contact: Jeri Biehler, Communications Manager