Wichita, Kan.— The Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) awarded Burns & McDonnell, Kansas City, Mo., a contract for approximately $3.7 million to provide Engineer-Procure-Construct (EPC) services to raise 10 bridges crossing over the Turnpike/I-35. The bridges are located between the Oklahoma border and south Wichita.

KTA received feedback on needed system improvements from the statewide Freight Advisory Committee. Increasing the height of specific bridges that cross over the Turnpike, was identified as a way to aid freight movement on the Turnpike and decrease commercial traffic on local roads and highways.