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

The SB I-135 Ramp to SB I-235 will be CLOSED Monday - Wednesday (March 1 - 3) from 9 am until 3 pm.

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

SB I-235 now uses a crossover with traffic onto new pavement that will eventually be part of NB I-235.

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 

• Planned for March 1 - 3, the SB I-135 Exit to SB I-235 plus the right lane from the North Junction to Seneca, will be closed from 9 am until 3 pm for bridge beam setting over the Little Ark River.

• 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.