Wichita Metro Traffic Update

Monday, April 14, 2014






-- Striping on K-96, Reno County to Maize Road


-- EB & WB K-96 Bridges over Greenwich restricted to a single lane of traffic


-- Detour on I-235 planned for late April









Striping Replacement on K-96 in NW Sedgwick County

Replacement of permanent pavement markings (striping, lane skips, turn arrows, etc.) will require daytime lane closures in both directions. Work began on March 31.

Lane Closures on K-96 Bridges at Greenwich

The City of Wichita project adding two ramps to the K-96 & Greenwich interchange began March 3. The work includes an exit ramp for WB K-96 to Greenwich and an entrance ramp from Greenwich to EB K-96.

The right lane of both bridges (EB & WB K-96) will be closed until October. The EB K-96 Ramp to Greenwich will remain open.


13th St. Ramps at I-235

This two-year project began in December 2012 and will be completed in late 2014. It includes a ramp from EB 13th St. west of the Big Ditch onto SB I-235 and a ramp from NB I-235 to WB 13th St. A realignment of the 13th St. and Windmill Road area is included. On the east side of I-235, it includes a realignment of Hoover Rd. Bridge piers are currently being constructed across the Big Ditch.

  • Concrete barrier has been placed on southbound and northbound I-235 from Central Ave to Zoo Blvd. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained for each direction but at reduced speeds (50 mph).
  • A detour is planned for April 25 -- 27 for placement of bridge beams over I-235. Traffic from I-235 will be routed onto Central, West St. and Zoo Blvd.


Mill & Overlay on K-254 to begin April 15

Mill and asphalt overlay on K-254 from Woodlawn to the Butler County line will start on April 15. Expect daytime closures of a single lane. Traffic will be placed on milled surfaces for at least one week.

Overlays on 26 K-96 Bridges delayed until May

Minor bridge patching then polymer overlays will be installed on 26 K-96 bridges from I-135 to U.S. 54 in east Wichita. Nighttime work could begin on Sunday, May 11 or 18 on bridges from I-135 to Webb Road. Daytime work could begin on May 12 0r 19 for bridges from 21st Street to U.S. 54.

Tom Hein
KDOT Public Affairs Manager

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