© 2021 KMUW
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Transportation

Multi-Year Highway Project Along Kellogg Underway

kellogg_54_1.jpg
Kansas Department of Transportation
/

An earlier version of this story mentioned the wrong interstate. It is the Kellogg/I-235 interchange project.

The Kansas Department of Transportation says work is on schedule for the first phase of a multi-year highway project in west Wichita.

The Kellogg/I-235 Interchange rebuild--dubbed the Red Project--began in November. Wichita Metro Public Affairs Manager Tom Hein says a number of improvements, including new ramps, are being put into place.

kellogg_54_2.jpg
Credit Kansas Department of Transportation

"A two-lane flyover ramp for south-bound 235 to east-bound US 54 which will take care of a lot of those actions that we see where people are trying to speed up or they are trying to slow down because we've got ramps that are too close together with the current design," Hein says. "This first phase takes care of a lot of those safety issues."

Construction will also begin on widening the Kellogg bridge over West Street. Three east-bound lanes are still in place but reduced to 10 feet wide. Both West Street entrance ramps to Kellogg are closed until mid-summer. The project is expected to be completed by summer of 2019.