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Work has begun on the I-235 & Kellogg Interchange Red Project and a new website is being built to provide project updates. In the meantime, follow construction progress on the weekly project update page

Work has begun on the East Kellogg/Webb Road/KTA interchange reconstruction project. Utility work is the primary activity.

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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KDOT activities in the Wichita Metro.

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.

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Current Projects

Click on the tab for details on current projects.

US 54 Overlay


U.S. 54 from 127th St. E. to Andover Rd.
Start date: August 31
Completion: October 9
Contract amount: $1,448,604
Prime contractor: Cornejo & Sons, Wichita
Scope of work: Mill and overlay
Special notes

I-135, 37th to 85th

I-135 OverlayI-135, 37th St. N. to 85th St. N.
Start date: June 23, 2014
Completion: Sept. 4, 2015
Contract amount: $20,051,529.07
Prime contractor: Cornejo & Sons, Wichita
Scope of work: Major highway rehabilitation includes mill and overlay of driving lanes, bridge repairs & other work
Special notes: Minor clean-up work remains.

ITS Installation

WICHway Upgrade

Various locations on I-135, I-235 & U.S. 54
Start date: November
Completion: 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


2 K-254 Bridges

K-254 bridges over RR near Kechi/Oliver
Start date: May 11
Completion: Completed
Contract amount: $595,711.50
Prime contractor: Wildcat Concrete Services, Topeka
Scope of work: Bridge patching then concrete overlay
Special notes

Highway Signs


Signs replaced on I-135, I-235 & K-96
Start date: Late 2015 or Spring 2016
Completion: Summer 2016
Contract amount: $2,668,810
Prime contractor: Fulsom Bros., Cedar Vale KS
Scope of work: Highway sign replacements
Special notes

WB US 54 at West


WB U.S. 54 Bridge over West Street
Start date: July 13
Completion: Completed
Contract amount: $258,968
Prime contractor: Wildcat Concrete Services, Topeka KS
Scope of work: Expansion joints repairs
Special notes: Night work

K-96 over Ark River

K-254 highwayTwo K-96 bridges over the Big Ark River
Start date: August 17
Completion: November
Contract amount: $817,447.93
Prime contractor: Wildcat Construction, Wichita
Scope of work: Bridge repairs: patching, polymer overlays, strip seals, rocker plates
Special notesPhase 1 will close the NB I-235 Ramp to WB K-96. A signed detour will direct traffic to exit onto NB Meridian to the WB K-96 entrance ramp.


US 81 & 79th St. S.

U.S. 81 & 79th Street South intersection upgrade
Start date: November at the earliest
Completion: Summer 2016
Contract amount: $947,822
Prime contractor: APAC Kansas Inc., Shears Division, Hutchinson
Scope of work: Reconstruction of intersection with left turn bays and signals
Special notes

Ultra-thin Asphalt Overlay

K-96 Overlay

EB K-96, Reno Co.line to Maize Rd. and WB K-96 Reno/Sedgwick county line to Victory Rd.
Start date: May 21
Completion: Completed
Contract amount: $1,917,356.90
Prime contractorAPAC Kansas Inc., Shears Division, Hutchinson
Scope of work: Mill and overlay, striping, seal shoulders
Special notes

Six US 54 Bridges


Eastbound US 54 bridges at SW Blvd., Meridian, Seneca, Sycamore, & the Ark River plus the westbound bridge over the Ark River
Start date: August 10
Completion: Late November
Contract amount: $1,458,630.87
Prime contractor: Wildcat Construction Co., Wichita
Scope of work: Deck patching, overlays & expansion joint repairs (varies from bridge to bridge)
Special notes: Day & night work, some with barrier wall, some with overnight closures

Multi-year Projects

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I-235 & Kellogg

235 & Kellogg Interchange

I-235 & U.S. 54 Interchange, Phase 1
Bids Open: Sept. 23
Construction Starts: Nov. 16, 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.235kelloggcentral.com. Current update on progress here.

Kellogg & Webb

Webb Rd. IntersectionKellogg Freeway from Kansas Turnpike to east of Webb Road
Bids Open: June 12, 2015
Construction Started: August 17, 2015
Scope of work: Construction of freeway from Eastern St. to 1/2 mile east of Webb Road.
More info: Visit the project's website at www.eastkelloggimprovements.com

Kellogg, Webb to Greenwich

Current Greenwich IntersectionKellogg Freeway from east of Webb Rd. to east of Greenwich Rd.
Bids Open: Summer 2016
Construction Starts: Fall 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

West Kellogg

Kellogg FreewayFrontage roads for Kellogg Freeway (U.S. 54) between 135th St. W. & 151st St. W.
Bids Open:
Construction Starts: Summer 2015
Scope of work: Construction of frontage roads.
More info:

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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