Construction over I-235 canceled this weekend due to possible weather

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

WICHITA, Kansas – Bridge construction over I-235 is canceled this weekend due to the possibility of severe weather.

KDOT has moved the project to Friday, May 2nd.

The closure will begin at 7 p.m. that evening and the two-mile section of I-235 should reopen on Sunday night, May 4.

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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