Wednesday, March 11, 2015

KDOT and KTA to study truck parking

KDOT and the Kansas Turnpike Authority have started a freight truck parking study.

“As more freight is moves across the state, truck parking needs to be reevaluated in order to determine if current needs are being met,” Kansas Transportation Secretary Mike King said. 
The state’s truck parking capacity, conditions, trends and opportunities will be studied to develop recommendations to improve state freight network safety, efficiency and competitiveness. 

“We will identify and analyze factors that are likely to affect future truck parking choices and needs,” Secretary King said. “This will give us a chance to develop and evaluate a range of solutions.”

Freight corridors of significance identified by the Kansas Freight Advisory Committee will be analyzed.  Special emphasis will be taken on I-70, I-35 and the Kansas Turnpike as well as secondary freight network routes.

The study, which will be done by consulting engineers HNTB, will complete in October.


  1. Take a look at the US 400 US 54 corridor as well as US 36. It can be tough to find a SAFE parking spot late hours. I wish they would of kept the parking area open to truckers on I-70 in Junction City. I noticed a few weeks ago they bulldozed up the parking area. What a waste. They could have closed the facilities and just kept the parking. Missouri has had success with doing that.

    1. Thanks for your input. We will make sure to pass it along to those conducting the study.