I-235 Green Project


  • Traffic on I-235
    Southbound I-235 traffic is now on future northbound I-235 lanes while new pavement and two southbound bridges are constructed.
  • Removal of old SB I-235
    Removal of old southbound I-235 pavement continues. New pavement and bridges should be completed before November 2021.
  • L. Ark River bridge pour
    A bridge pour on a new bridge over the Little Arkansas River was successfully completed in spite of distant lightning.
  • Removal of Seneca bridge over 235
    The Seneca Street bridge over I-235 was removed and will not be replaced. Businesses and residents now have access from N. Meridian Avenue.
 
 

 

About the Green Project

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

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

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

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

Three ramps at Broadway are now closed until late 2021: Broadway On Ramp to NB I-235, Broadway On Ramp to SB I-235, and SB I-235 Exit Ramp to Broadway.

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

 

Coming Soon 

 To make bridge repairs just west of the North Junction, the SB I-135 Exit to SB I-235 will be closed on Thursday the 16th from 9 am until 3 pm.

• Weekend and off-peak lane reductions (from two lanes to one lane) may occur on I-235/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.