Partial opening is almost a year ahead of schedule
Today two lanes of the eastbound and westbound mainline opened on East Kellogg, marking a significant milestone in the transportation projects that also include improvements to the Webb Road intersection, as well as eventual expansion of Kellogg to a six-lane freeway to K-96 with connecting ramps to the Kansas Turnpike I-35/KTA.
The partial opening of the lanes on Thursday were ahead of schedule, and those involved with the project credited the partnership between the City of Wichita, Kansas Turnpike Authority and Kansas Department of Transportation. Wildcat Construction is the lead contractor on the project, with TranSystems and WSP USA lead engineering firms.
Impact to drivers will include:
Two-lanes of Kellogg will open from just west of Webb Road to K-96. This includes eastbound and westbound traffic and access to/from the frontage roads.
The speed limit will remain at 40 mph throughout the work zone to accommodate remaining work
Tomorrow, weather permitting, the Webb Road intersection will be complete, and left turns will be permitted and included in traffic control signals.
Traffic restrictions for drivers exiting I-35/KTA near Webb Road will change from a stop condition to a free-flow condition, prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Construction on the first East Kellogg Improvement project started in August 2015 and includes a redesigned Kellogg and Webb intersection and widening of Kellogg from Webb to Greenwich. A second project, started in 2016 and expected to be completed in 2021, continues 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.
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.