The City of Wichita has contracted with Cornejo & Sons for pavement improvements to westbound Kellogg between west 111th and 119th streets and for removal of the traffic signal at 111th Street West.
Construction is expected to begin in mid-March. A public information meeting for the project is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday at Family Church, 11135 W. Kellogg.
Pavement improvements will help accommodate westbound to eastbound u-turns at 119th Street, including additional left-turn lane capacity.
Following pavement improvements, the signal at 111th Street will shut down for approximately six months as a trial period to monitor traffic patterns. If traffic is determined to be operating satisfactorily, based on traffic counts and accident data, the traffic signal and connections to 111th Street from Kellogg will be permanently removed.
The primary focus of the project is to improve safety. More than 35,000 vehicles per day use Kellogg, compared to 1,200 per day at 111th Street. The intersection at 111th Street has a crash rate of 0.70 – nearly six times higher than the next Kellogg intersection at 119th Street, which has a crash rate of 0.12.
An illustration of the coming improvements can be found here. Upon completion, businesses near 111th Street can be accessed from frontage roads through the Maize Road and 119th Street intersections.