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The City of Topeka has been working with the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) to construct an additional interchange on the southeast side of the city that would provide access to the I-470 Turnpike. KTA partnered with the City on a preliminary engineering Interchange Concept Study. In addition, an economic and fiscal impact report was prepared in consultation with GO Topeka. The project is estimated to cost $16 - $23 million. The City of Topeka has currently set aside $500,000 in their CIP to perform preliminary engineering work that will help get the project choser to "shovel ready" as economic development and/or transportation grants become available.
KTA Interchange Study Area Map
Comparative Summary: KTA Interchange Impacts
The Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization (MTPO) has updated the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Architecture for the Topeka/Shawnee County Metropolitan region. The Architecture describes the region’s ITS plans and how future projects will integrate and interoperate with existing systems.
The goal of the architecture update project is to develop a framework for the planning and development of Intelligent Transportation Systems that improve the safety and efficiency of travel in the region.
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