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Kansas Turnpike[edit]

I've been working on expanding this article for the past week or so, and would like comments on it. I'm thinking of nominating it as a FAC sometime in the future. Scott5114 19:12, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

  • If you are thinking about nominating if for FAC, then the following at least should be done:
    • Expansion of lead
    • Expansion of history: has anything else significant happened at the turnpike?
    • Use inline citations to cite the distances used
    • Provide some of the km #s for some of the mile #s (this is done for most, but is missing for some)
    • I would suggest changing external link to external links even though there is only 1; but it is just a matter of preference for now
    • Needs still to be made more thorough AndyZ 20:52, 20 January 2006 (UTC)
  • The primary problem the article would face with an FAC nomination at this time is questions about the completeness. This is admittedly a subjective measure but the article currently looks to be somewhat skimpy. Some things that that could be added to the article to help are the posted speed limits on the turnpike, where are rest spots located, and do they provide any types of facilities (restrooms, gas stations, ...). What type of construction wass used on the Turnpike (Is is an asphalt surface or concrete)? Are there any points of interest such as historical markers or turnouts with scenic views along the turnpike? The article should also provide some information on the Kansas Turnpike Authority such as the number of employees, is it part of the state government or a seperate entity, and the names of senior executives. Good luck on your efforts to bring this up to Featured Article status. --Allen3 talk 23:43, 20 January 2006 (UTC)
  • As pointed out above, the article can be more comprehensive. In addition to the suggestions above I would like to add these potential aspects:
    • maps (this is possibly the way to describe a road - the location map in Kansas is a good start but it needs a legend and a north arrow).
    • For the "History" section, who built it in 22 months? private sector? Who paid for it? feds, state, or private money?
    • For "Tolls", how do they know how far each car has driven?
    • Also, the "Exit list" table is rather large, it might be best to put that last so the sections that follow do not get missed. --maclean25 19:44, 24 January 2006 (UTC)