I-235 Green Project

  • Bridge beams over Broadway
    The 140' long bridge beams were placed on the new NB I-235 bridge over Broadway, the bridge deck was constructed and traffic is now using the bridge. Demolition of the old bridge will begin soon.
  • Removal of Seneca bridge over 235
    The Seneca Street bridge over I-235 was removed in July and construction of auxiliary lanes from Meridian to Broadway have been constructed on northbound I-235.
  • NB I-235 bridge over L. Ark R.
    The south half of the new NB I-235 bridge over the Little Arkansas River has been conpleted and northbound I-235 traffic was moved onto it Feb. 15.
  • Phase 2 of Green Project
    Much of Phase 2 of the Green Project has been completed but the Broadway to Northbound I-235 ramp will not be completed in this phase as originally planned.


About the Green Project

Work on the I-235 Green Project on began March 11, 2019. Completion is planned for November 2021.

Lane reductions through the work zone on NB I-235/EB K-96 will begin this year but few effects to SB I-235/WB K-96 are planned during the first year.

The Green Project is the first phase of the Wichita North Junction rebuild. It sets up I-235 to function with the future phases  that improve the North Junction. Highlights include:

 Replacement of aging pavement

Auxiliary lanes on I-235

 Permanent removal of the Seneca St. bridge

A rebuild of the Broadway Interchange

Replacement of the bridges over the Little Arkansas River

Replacement of the bridges over Broadway

Current Traffic Impacts

NB I-235 AND EB K-96 are reduced to one lane each as they enter the work zone. 

The Broadway On Ramp to NB I-235 CLOSED on April 22, 2019 -- until late 2020.

Northbound and southbound Broadway has been reduced to one lane traffic each (until bridge construction is completed).

Construction zone speed limit on NB I-235 is 50 mph.


Coming Soon

• Pothole patching on SB I-235 at the Broadway bridge will occur soon but the date for lane closures has not been determined

• Weekend and off-peak lane reductions (from two lanes to one lane) may occur on NB I-235/EB K-96 throughout the life of the project

More Information

For a fact sheet on the Green Project, the first phase of the North Junction fix, click here.

For a fact sheet on the three phases of projects for the North Junction reconstruction, click here.

More information about KDOT in the Wichita Metro is here.