I-235 Green Project

  • Work on I-235 bridge
    A weekend closure of northbound I-235 on March 15 - 18 made it easier for crews to remove part of the old bridge over the Little Ark River.
  • Overlay on I-235 bridge
    An asphalt overlay on three southbound I-235 bridges in the Green Project work zone has made a great improvement to the driving surface.
  • Phase 1 of 235 Green Project
    The first phase of the Green Project began on March 11 and is expected to finish in late June. It includes the new 40th Street and the first half of the new NB I-235 bridge over the Little Arkansas River.
  • Bridge construction
    Construction of the south half of the NB I-235 bridge over the Little Ark River has begun.


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

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

Northbound and southbound Broadway has been reduced to one lane traffic each (for a number of months)

Old Lawrence Road under I-235 (to 37th St.) has been closed to all traffic (until November)

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


Coming Soon

• A complete closure of NB I-235 from N. Meridian to east of N. Broadway is planned for Friday, June 21 at 9 pm until sometime Saturday the 22nd.

• On the weekend of June 21 - 23, Arkansas Avenue under I-235 will be CLOSED for the removal of part of the NB I-235 bridge over the street. Closure starts Friday the 14th at 7 pm and should be reopened on Sunday.

 Phase 2 is scheduled to begin in July. It includes the demolition of the Seneca Bridge over I-235.

• 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.