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  Kansas celebrates 50 years of Interstates

 
 
 
 

1990s

1990
The final link in the Kansas Interstate highway system, I-670 in Kansas City, is opened to traffic. Also, I-635 in Kansas City is designated as the Harry Darby Memorial Highway.

1992
Work began on the I-70/I-470 interchange in west Topeka.

1993
November 29 - Kansas unveiled new signs honoring President Eisenhower and his contributions to the Interstate system. They were placed on Interstates across the nation.

1997
KDOT finishes the Comprehensive Highway Program on time and under budget.

1999
The new 10-year Comprehensive Transportation Program was authorized by Legislature. Also, work began on the East Topeka interchange project to link the Kansas Turnpike, I-70, US-40, and K-4 Highway. It cost an estimated $64.9 million to build and was the biggest single project KDOT had built to date.
Read more about the East Topeka Interchange



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