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A new fact sheet on the North Junction reconstruction projects is available here. 

A fact sheet on the first phase of the North Junction rebuilding process is outlined in this Green Project Fact Sheet.

A Public Open House for the Green Project was held November 8. 

Want to know when a major traffic disruption occurs on Wichita's highways? Subscribe to texts or emails from the WICHway Traffic Management Center at My Kansas 511.

See features and traffic impacts from the I-235/U.S. 54 Interchange project at www.235red.org.

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

Read the in-depth North Junction Study or see the more concise North Junction Fact Sheet.

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 and 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 percent 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 & U.S. 54

Cranes on Red Project

I-235 & U.S. 54 Interchange Red Project
Start date: Nov. 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 striping

US 54 Overlay

Asphalt mill & overlay from Washington to Hillside
Start date: Spring
Contract amount: $1,484,253.08
Prime contractor: Cornejo & Sons LLC, Wichita
Scope of work: Asphalt mill and overlay on US 54 from Washington to Hillside
Special notes

K-96 Patching

Highway Patching

Concrete pavement patching on K-96 at I-235/Meridian Junction
Start date: Aug. 6
Completion: Nov. 30
Contract amount: $1,273,184.31
Prime contractor: R.A. Knapp Construction, Lenexa
Scope of work: Concrete pavement patching 
Special notes: Daytime lane closures

K-96 Bridge Repairs

Highway Patching

Bridge repairs on K-96 at I-235/Meridian Junction
Start date: Aug. 6
Completion: Nov. 30
Contract amount: $742,497.99
Prime contractor: R.A. Knapp Construction, Lenexa
Scope of work: Two bridges repaired: EB K-96 over I-235 near Meridian & EB K-96 Exit to Meridian
Special notes: Detour for access to Meridian (EB K-96 to SB I-235 to 25th St. to NB I-235 to Meridian)

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: September 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 Street.
More info: The Red Project at www.235red.org.

U.S. 54 & Webb

Webb Rd. Intersection

U.S. 54 Freeway from Kansas Turnpike to east of Webb Road
Bids Opened: June 2015
Construction Started: Aug. 17, 2015
Scope of work: Construction of freeway from Eastern Street to Trig Street (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 Road to K-96
Bids Open: Aug. 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 U.S. 54 and K-96 interchange.
More info: Visit the project's website at www.eastkelloggimprovements.com.

Bridges on I-235, east of North Meridian

Little Ark River Bridge

Bridges on I-235, east of North Meridian
Bids Open: January 2019
Construction Starts: Spring 2019
Scope of work: Replace bridges over Little Ark River and at Broadway, remove Seneca Street 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 Street 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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