Demolition of KTA bridge scheduled for Dec. 2 - 5
Editor’s Note: Maps included below can be downloaded at www.e54ict.com
– In what can be described as a milestone in the transportation construction
project on East Kellogg, the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) bridge over
Kellogg near Webb Road will be removed over a weekend, from 10 p.m. on Friday
December 2, through 5 a.m. on December 5.
Construction is overseeing the demolition. The East Kellogg improvement project
is a joint effort between the City of Wichita, Kansas Department of
Transportation and KTA.
a result, changes in traffic routes can be expected.
Beginning Monday, November 21,
eastbound south frontage road, roughly between Webb and Greenwich, will open
turns at eastbound Kellogg & Webb Road will be prohibited. A U-turn option
for eastbound Kellogg will be provided approximately ½ mile east of Webb Road.
November 28 - December 2
On Monday, November 28, the KTA
bridge over Kellogg near Webb Road is expected to close as the
first step toward demolition of that bridge. This means:
traffic exiting the Turnpike (I-35/KTA) at the Kellogg toll plaza will use the
eastbound south frontage road. Drivers wishing to go west on Kellogg will need
to use the provided U-Turn, ½ mile east of Webb Road.
to the Turnpike (I-35/KTA) via westbound Kellogg will detour to Rock Road then
come back eastbound to the Kellogg/KTA entrance.
Beginning Friday, December 2 at 10 p.m.
through Monday, December 5 at 5 a.m., Kellogg between Rock and Webb Roads will
be closed for the removal of the Turnpike bridge over Kellogg. This
- Eastbound Kellogg traffic will be diverted south
on Rock Road, east on Harry and north on Webb Road to the south Kellogg
- Westbound Kellogg traffic will detour north on
Webb, west on Central and south on Rock Road back to Kellogg
- Traffic exiting the Turnpike (I-35/KTA) at the
Kellogg toll plaza will use the eastbound frontage road, and if wanting to
travel west on Kellogg will use the U-turn, ½ mile east of Webb Road and
follow the detour signs
- Entrance to the Turnpike (I-35/KTA) from Kellogg
will be prohibited during the bridge demolition. KTA traffic will need to
follow the detour signs to the K-96 toll plaza.
Once the bridge demolition is
complete, access to and from the Kansas Turnpike at the Kellogg toll plaza will
be via eastbound Kellogg only. Since all left turns at Webb Road will be
prohibited, Kellogg drivers will need to use U-turn lanes ½ mile east of Webb
on Kellogg and the U-turn lane at Rock Road.
on the first East Kellogg Improvement project started in August 2015 including
a redesigned Kellogg and Webb intersection and widening of Kellogg from Webb to
Greenwich. A second project, started earlier this year, will continue widening
Kellogg to a six-lane freeway between Greenwich and K-96. In addition, new ramps
will be constructed for southbound I-35/KTA to westbound US 54 and eastbound US
54 to both northbound and southbound I-35/KTA. Both projects are expected to be
complete in late 2021, weather permitting.
Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead and stay informed
to improve their travel during these changes and throughout the project. More
information is available at www.e54ict.com
and via Twitter at @E54ict.