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On May 8, the Eastbound US 54 Exit Ramp to West Street CLOSED for six months. See other traffic impacts from the I-235/US 54 Interchange project at www.235red.org.

The removal of the Kansas Turnpike bridge over US 54 near Webb Road took less than 24 hours but you can see the one minute version at KTA Bridge Teardown.

Left turns at US 54 and Webb Road are not allowed for any direction. Also, EB & WB US 54 traffic has been moved onto the new frontage roads.

The Beeline and the Amtrak bus connection to Oklahoma City and Newton are now operating out of the Wichita Transit Center at 214 S. Topeka.

A website for the East Kellogg Freeway improvements can be found at www.E54ict.com.

The WICHway website offers great camera views, traffic speeds and information from message boards PLUS it is smart phone-ready! See our short video on how to bookmark it on You Tube. See the website at www.WICHway.org.

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KDOT activities in the Wichita Metro.

The City of Wichita's weekly traffic report and maintenance project updates are online at the City's Public Works site. Click on “Major Construction Projects for Streets & Buildings” to view the current PDF (updated weekly).

Sedgwick County road projects are listed here.

KDOT is blogging! Read the (almost) daily entries.

KanDrive, www.kandrive.org, is a valuable web portal that provides info on weather, highway conditions and construction plus camera views from around the state.

Can the Wichita Metro Statistical Area (Sedgwick, Butler, Harvey & Sumner counties) stay in compliance with federal air quality standards? Check the metro Air Quality Index for particulate matter, ozone and carbon monoxide.

If you use the Kansas Turnpike a lot, you might want to subscribe to their text messaging service. Info on weather, road conditions and crash-related traffic problems are sent to your phone. Sign up >>

K-TAG is the Kansas Turnpike Authority's electronic tolling program. You can save 15% and breeze through the toll plaza without stopping. K-TAGS are now free. Read about the two K-TAG options.

Current Projects

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I-235 & US 54

Cranes on Red Project

I-235 & US 54 Interchange Red Project
Start date: November 10, 2015
Completion: Summer 2019
Contract amount: $102,994,000.25
Prime contractor: Dondlinger & Sons Construction, Wichita
Scope of work: 1st Phase of Interchange Rebuild
Special notes: See project features, current and future traffic impacts at www.235red.org

Highway Cracks

I-235 Bridge Repair

SB I-235 over the Little Arkansas River
Start date: Nov. 6
Completion: December
Contract amount: $29,299
Prime contractor: Wildcat Construction, Wichita
Scope of work: Bridge repair
Special notes: No traffic impact is planned

Bridge Construction over Big Ditch

5 I-235 Bridges

I-235 Bridge replacements: Big Ark River, 25th St. & Big Ditch
Start date: March 21, 2016 -- Resumed Feb. 20, 2017
Completion: October 30
Contract amount: $19,926,101.69
Prime contractor: Dondlinger & Sons Construction, Wichita
Scope of work: Bridge replacements
Special notes: Access to or from 25th St. to I-235 is now OPEN.

Bridge repairs on I-135

SB I-135 Bridge Repairs

Repairs to bridge decks on SB I-135 near 29th St. N.
Start date: June 5
Completion: December
Contract amount: $1,155,626.70
Prime contractor: Wildcat Construction, Topeka
Scope of work: Repairing bridge decks, expansion joints, concrete overlay
Special notes: 29th St. N. Entrance Ramp to SB I-135 will be closed for the project

K-15 Striping

Highway striping

Pavement markings on K-15, MacArthur Rd. to 71st St. S.
Start date: Sept. 5
Completion: Completed October 13
Contract amount: $373,031
Prime contractor: Roadsafe Traffic Systems, El Dorado
Scope of work: Lane striping and other pavement markings
Special notes: Night work (Sunday - Thursday, 7 pm - 6 am) with single lane closures in each direction



Multi-year Projects

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I-235 & U.S. 54

235 & US 54 Interchange

I-235 & U.S. 54 Interchange, Phase 1
Bids Open: Sept. 2015
Construction Started: Nov. 10, 2015
Scope of work: First phase of interchange reconstruction includes two-lane flyover ramp for SB I-235 to EB U.S. 54, a one-lane flyover ramp for NB I-235 to WB U.S. 54 and auxiliary lanes for I-235 from U.S. 54 to Central St.
More info: The Red Project at www.235red.org.

U.S. 54 & Webb

Webb Rd. IntersectionU.S. 54 Freeway from Kansas Turnpike to east of Webb Road
Bids Opened: June 2015
Construction Started: August 17, 2015
Scope of work: Construction of freeway from Eastern St. to Trig St. (west of Greenwich Road).
More info: Visit the project's website at www.eastkelloggimprovements.com

U.S. 54 -- Greenwich to K-96

U.S. 54 Freeway from west of Greenwich Rd. to K-96
Bids Open: August 5, 2016
Construction Started: September 2016
Scope of work: Construction of U.S. 54/400 freeway continues with an interchange at Greenwich Road and new ramps at US 54 & K-96 interchange.
More info: Visit the project's website at www.eastkelloggimprovements.com

Bridges on I-235, east of N. Meridian

Bridges on I-235, east of N. Meridian
Bids Open: Winter 2018 or Summer 2019
Construction Starts:
Scope of work: Replace bridges over Little Ark River and at Broadway, remove Seneca St. bridge over I-235, and rebuild the I-235/N. Broadway interchange.
More info: Read the in depth North Junction Study or see the more concise North Junction Fact Sheet.

NW Bypass

Freeway traffic

K-254 from Maize to Goddard
Bids Open: Not scheduled
Construction Starts: ?
Scope of work: A freeway connecting K-96 at Tyler Road to U.S. 54 east of 183rd St. West
More info: Some right-of-way has been acquired but funds are not currently available to construct this project.

More news:

75 mph speed limit signs are in place on 807 miles of Kansas highways. See the map of 75 mph routes in Kansas.

Keep Right, Pass Left. A Kansas law requires that drivers on roadways outside of cities, with two or more lanes in the same direction, must drive in the right lane unless they are making a left turn or passing another vehicle (fine is $60 + court costs).

Put the phone down and drive! Kansas joins 29 other states: drivers caught writing, sending or reading a text message while on a public road or highway = $60 fine + court costs.

Going fishing? Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks provides weekly fishing updates and KDOT has a couple of public access lakes at Hydraulic and 45th St. North. Here are maps to many of Sedgwick County's fishing locations.

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