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The Eisenhower Legacy Transportation Program (IKE), a 10-year program developed in consultation with Kansans and approved by the 2020 Legislature, preserves our existing system and gives us flexibility to address current and future opportunities and challenges. See the potential projects for south central Kansas.

See the fact sheet for the North Junction reconstruction projects.

The Wichita region Transportation Systems Management & Operations (TSMO) plan outlines how to increase transportation agency collaboration using the TSMO toolbox.

The Beeline and the Amtrak bus connection to Oklahoma City and Newton are now operating out of the Wichita Transit Center at 214 S. Topeka. Routes include Wichita to Salina, Wichita to Joplin, Missouri, and Oklahoma City to Newton (with some stops en route).

The WICHway website offers great camera views, traffic speeds and information from message boards PLUS it is smart phone-ready! See the website at www.WICHway.org.

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KDOT activities in the Wichita Metro.

The City of Wichita's weekly traffic report and maintenance project updates are listed in the Construction & Maintenance Projects document. 

Sedgwick County road projects are listed on the Public Works page.

KanDrive, www.kandrive.org, is a valuable web portal that provides info on weather, highway conditions and construction plus camera views from around the state.

If you use the Kansas Turnpike a lot, you might want to subscribe to their text messaging service. Info on weather, road conditions and crash-related traffic problems are sent to your phone. Sign up >>

K-TAG is the Kansas Turnpike Authority's electronic tolling program. You can save 15 percent and breeze through the toll plaza without stopping. K-TAGS are now free. Read about the two K-TAG options.

Current Projects

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No. Jct. Phase 2A

GoldProject

I-135 Ramps to SB I-235
Start date: April 5, 2021
Completion: Late 2023
Contract amount: $36,319,409.09
Prime contractor: Dondlinger Construction, Wichita
Scope of work: Construct new ramps from I-135 to SB I-235. Extend WB K-254 ramp onto SB I-135. Accelerated phase of the Gold Project, the 2nd part of the North Junction improvement process.
Special notes: Check website for three width and height restrictions: www.135gold.com or www.WICHway.org

Gold Project Phase 2B

No. Jct. Phase 2B

Continuing improvements at North Junction & I-135/K-96 interchange
Start date: Early 2023
Completion: 2025
Contract amount: As-read bid $140,775,519
Prime contractor: Not yet announced
Scope of work: Direct eastbound K-96 connection from I-235 to east leg of K-96 plus other I-135/K-96 interchange improvements
Special notes

K-15 Patching

Concrete patching

K-15 Patching, Derby to Wichita
Start date: May 2023
Completion: Fall
Contract amount: $2,507,531.25
Prime contractor: Prado Construction, Valley Center KS 
Scope of work: Pavement repair on K-15, Derby city limits to KTA bridges
Special notes:

K-254 Overlay

Ultra-thin Asphalt Overlay

K-254 overlay, Hydraulic to Butler Co. line
Start date: Early 2023
Completion: Late 2023
Contract amount: $6,026,867.33
Prime contractor: Pearson Construction, Wichita
Scope of work: Mill and asphalt overlay plus shoulder sealing.  
Special notes:  

K-15 Guardrail

K-96 Guardrail

Guardrail at K-15 at 31st St. South
Start date: Late spring 2023
Completion: Late 2023
Contract amount: Bids in March
Prime contractor:
Scope of work: Repair or replace guardrail.
Special notes: Occasional lane closures. 

U.S. 54 Bridge over K-251

WB US 54 at K-251

Bridge deck repair and replace on K-96 U.S. 54 over K-251  
Start date: Spring 2022
Completion: Fall 2022
Contract amount: $2,042,006.34
Prime contractor: A.M. Cohron & Son, Atlantic, Iowa
Scope of work: Repair EB deck and replace the WB bridge deck.
Special notes



Multi-year Projects

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I-235 & U.S. 54

235 & US 54 Interchange

I-235 & U.S. 54 Interchange Blue Project
Bids Open: Still in Design
Construction Start: Not programmed for construction
Scope of work: Second phase of interchange reconstruction includes ramp replacements and new access to WB US 54 and NB I-235 from West St.

No. Jct. Gold 2B Phase

Gold Project Phase 2B

North Junction Gold Project Phase 2B
Bids Open: Nov. 2022
Construction Start: Early 2023
Scope of work: Construction of a direct connection of EB K-96 from I-235 to K-96 east of I-135 and improvements to the I-135/K-96 interchange.
More info

U.S. 54 - K-96 to Andover

US 54 East of K-96

U.S. 54 Freeway K-96 east to Andover
Bids Open: January 2023
Construction Start: Early 2023
Scope of work: Construction of U.S. 54/400 freeway continues east of the K-96 interchange to 159th St. E. at Andover.
More info: Project moved into IKE Program's Construction Pipeline

North Junction Purple Project

North Junction Purple Project

North Junction Purple Project (Final Phase)
Bids Open: Unknown
Construction Starts: Not yet programmed for construction
Scope of work: Relocate mainlines of I-135 and K-254/I-235 including removing the left-off / left-on ramps. The project completes interchange connections for all the major roadways (I-235 / I-135 / K-254).
More info: Read the in depth North Junction Study or see the more concise North Junction Fact Sheet.

NW Bypass

Freeway traffic

K-254 from Goddard to Maize
Bids Open: Not scheduled
Construction Starts: ?
Scope of work: A freeway connecting U.S. 54 east of 183rd Street West to K-96 at Tyler Road.
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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