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U.S. 81 at 79th Street South is CLOSED (at the intersection only). Through traffic can use the marked detour from 63rd St. to K-15 to K-53.

West Street under U.S. 54 is reduced to a single lane in each direction with NO LEFT TURNS from SB West St. to McCormick.

Work continues in 16 different work zones on the I-235 & Kellogg Interchange Red Project.new website is available for current information and updates.

A website for the East Kellogg Freeway improvements can be found at eastkelloggimprovements.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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You can view all scheduled transportation work in Kansas and create a custom project list with maps at the T-WORKS website.

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).

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 

K-96 over Ark River

I-135 OverlayTwo K-96 bridges over the Big Ark River.
Start date: August 17, 2015 - Suspended for the winter -- restart May 2
Completion: May 27
Contract amount: $817,447.93
Prime contractor: Wildcat Construction, Wichita
Scope of work: Bridge repairs: patching, polymer overlays, strip seal and rocker plate replacements
Special notes: Polymer overlays and striping to be completed in the spring.

ITS Installation

WICHway Upgrade

Various locations on I-135, I-235 & U.S. 54
Start date: January 20, 2016
Completion: Late 2016
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

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5 I-235 Bridges

I-235 Bridge replacements: 21st St, 25th St. & Big Ditch
Start date: March 21
Completion: November 2017
Contract amount: $19,926,101.69
Prime contractor: Dondlinger & Sons Construction, Wichita
Scope of work: Bridge replacements
Special notes: Traffic will be head-to-head, one lane in each direction of I-235 during the 2016 & 2017 construction seasons. All lanes will be open for the winter months.

US 81 & 79th St.

79th Street Intersection

Intersection Upgrade on US 81 & 79th St. South
Start date: April 4
Completion: 2016
Contract amount: $947,822
Prime contractor: APAC-KANSAS, Inc. - Shears Division
Scope of work: Intersection improvements: turning lanes, traffic signals
Special notes: The intersection of U.S. 81 & 79th St. S. is CLOSED in all four directions. A marked detour is in place for U.S. 81 traffic.

Multi-year Projects

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I-235 & Kellogg

235 & Kellogg 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 Kellogg, a one-lane flyover ramp for NB I-235 to WB Kellogg and auxiliary lanes for I-235 from U.S. 54 to Central St.
More info: The Red Project at www.235red.org.

Kellogg & Webb

Webb Rd. IntersectionKellogg 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

Kellogg -- Greenwich to K-96

Current Greenwich IntersectionKellogg Freeway from west of Greenwich Rd. to K-96
Bids Open: July 12, 2016
Construction Starts: Summer 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 Meridian

Kellogg FreewayBridges on I-235, east of Meridian
Bids Open: August 2017
Construction Starts: Late 2017
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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