Toll increases effective Friday for Kansas Turnpike
02/01/2013 8:59 AM
02/01/2013 9:06 AM
If you’re driving on the Kansas Turnpike, don’t forget to bring some extra change with you.
Tolls increased effective Friday, nudging up 10 percent for drivers of cars and light trucks who pay cash and 5 percent for large commercial vehicles and those using K-Tags.
A car driver from Kellogg in Wichita to the eastern terminal outside Kansas City now pays a $9 toll. The charge for the same vehicle using a K-Tag is $7.80. Going to Emporia will cost drivers $4.25 from Kellogg if they pay cash, $3.75 if they use a K-Tag.
This is the 15th toll increase since the turnpike opened in 1956. The increase is expected to generate $4 million annually in additional income to replace bridge decks, according to Kansas Turnpike Authority officials.
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