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The northbound West Street Entrance Ramp to EB US-54 is now OPEN. No access yet for SB West St. traffic.

On Monday, 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 US 54 traffic has been moved onto the new South Frontage Road.

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.

West Street under U.S. 54 is reduced to a single lane in each direction with left turns allowed onto McCormick from SB West St. and onto the Ramp to WB US 54 from NB West St.

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.

KanDrivewww.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

Bridge Work

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 

ITS Installation

WICHway Phase 3

Various locations on I-135, I-235 & U.S. 54
Start date: January 20, 2016
Completion: Completed
Contract amount: $1,379,305
Prime contractor: Phillips Southern Electric, Wichita
Scope of work: WICHway cameras, signs and traffic sensors on I-135, I-235 and U.S. 54
Special notes: Fiber optic connections are pending but equipment is operating.


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: November 2017
Contract amount: $19,926,101.69
Prime contractor: Dondlinger & Sons Construction, Wichita
Scope of work: Bridge replacements
Special notes: Work has resumed and traffic on I-235 is single lane, head-to-head on the west side of I-235. No access to or from 25th St. to I-235.


US 54/Hillside Lights

Replace highway lights on U.S. 54 at the Hillside Interchange
Start date: Feb. 6
Completion: April
Contract amount: $285,145
Prime contractor: Phillips Southern Electric, Wichita
Scope of work: Replacing eight high mast light towers
Special notes

US 54/I-235 Patching

Bridge Work

US 54 & I-235 Pavement Patching
Start date: Fall 2016 
Completion: 2017
Contract amount: $5,224,655.46
Prime contractor: Diamond Surface Inc., Rogers MN
Scope of work: Surface patching on mainline and ramps
Special notes: Night work with changing locations. See daily updates on Twitter @WichitaKDOT

WICHway Phase 4

NB I-135 Bridge Repairs

WICHway Phase 4 Deployment
Start date: Spring 2017
Completion: Summer 2017
Contract amount: $634,112
Prime contractor: Atlas Electric, Wichita
Scope of work: Traffic cameras and sensors on I-235 (S. Seneca to K-42) and K-96 (21st St. to Central)
Special notes

Highway Cracks

K-15/K-96 Patching

K-15 (KTA bridge to 71st St. South) and K-96 (Greenwich Rd. to U.S. 54 ramps) 
Start date: August 15
Completion: January
Contract amount: $2,096,113.50
Prime contractor: R.A. Knapp Construction, Kansas City KS
Scope of work: Concrete pavement patching
Special notes:  Patching has been completed on both K-15 and K-96. 


US 54/Meridian Lights

Replace highway lights on U.S. 54 at Edwards & Meridian
Start date: March 6
Completion: May 4
Contract amount: $275,601
Prime contractor: Atlas Electric, Wichita
Scope of work: Replacing seven high mast light towers
Special notes

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

Current Greenwich IntersectionU.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

Kellogg FreewayBridges 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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