Construction over I-235 will require highway closure

FILE - I-235 and 13th Street Construction (Courtesy: KDOT)
FILE - I-235 and 13th Street Construction (Courtesy: KDOT)

WICHITA, Kansas – Placement of 12 steel bridge beams over I-235 at 13th Street will require a weekend closure of I-235 between Central Avenue and Zoo Boulevard starting on Friday, April 25.

The closure will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday evening and the two-mile section of I-235 should reopen on Sunday night, April 27.

A detour will direct interstate traffic to West Street using Central and Zoo Boulevard.

All northbound traffic will exit at Central, travel 1½ mile to West Street, travel north then turn left onto Zoo Boulevard and return to I-235 via the northbound ramp.

Southbound traffic will be directed using the same city streets.

The Kansas Department of Transportation highway interchange project adds a ramp from eastbound 13th Street east of Ridge Road to southbound I-235 and a ramp from northbound I-235 to westbound 13th Street.

The project is expected to reduce traffic congestion at the I-235 and Zoo Boulevard interchange and will add another route for crossing the Wichita – Valley Center Floodway.

Dondlinger & Sons Construction Co. of Wichita is the lead contractor on the $23,111,124.58 project.

It should be completed by late November. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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