Scenes from Wichita’s road construction nightmare
West-side Wichita commuters will not be happy to hear this news:
The four cloverleaf ramps at I-235 and Kellogg are closing until late December, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation.
The closures are part of ongoing construction to redo the interchange, which started in 2015. The project is scheduled to be done in 2019.
Work on the I-235 bridges over Kellogg is moving to the right lanes of I-235, according to a KDOT release. The one lane of traffic on I-235 – northbound and southbound – will move to the left lane on Friday at 9 a.m., KDOT said on Twitter.
Detours will be posted on portable message boards, said Tom Hein, KDOT spokesman, in an updated release by e-mail.
Ramps affected are:
▪ westbound Kellogg to southbound I-235
▪ eastbound Kellogg to northbound I-235
▪ northbound I-235 to westbound Kellogg
▪ southbound I-235 to eastbound Kellogg
Also, the new southbound I-235 ramp to westbound Kellogg is scheduled to open Sept. 29.
And, over the Oct. 6-9 weekend, Kellogg under I-235 and I-235 over Kellogg will be closed so that workers can place bridge beams. The closure is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 6 until 6 a.m. Oct. 9.
For more information on work on Wichita-area highways, go to www.ksdot.org/WichitaMetro.