Traffic Route Updates

From construction to events, street closings are a visible reminder of a city on the move.

➢ CITY OF WICHITA PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS (Aug. 28 - Sept. 4):

View full Department of Public Works & Utilities - Construction and Maintenance Projects report

Report malfunctioning streetlights at traffic@wichita.gov; please include an address and pole number, if possible. As with any construction project, closures & detours may vary both in duration and location. Timeframes are tentative and subject to change. Please plan accordingly.

Major Traffic Impacts

1st & 2nd Street Bike Lanes - A shared vehicle and bicycle route will be established along 1st and 2nd Streets from Seneca to Grove. New traffic signs and pavement markings will be installed identifying the shared route for bicyclists and motor vehicles.

Traffic Impact: Temporary lane closures and intermittent flagging of traffic may occur during work hours and at night along both 1st and 2nd Streets. 

River Vista Development - Project includes construction of apartments and commercial retail on the west bank of the Arkansas River between Douglas and 1st Street.

Traffic Impact: Temporary lane closures and intermittent flagging of traffic may occur during work hours. The path along the west bank of the Arkansas River is closed between 1st Street and Douglas.

Storm sewer repairs on East Bank Arkansas River at 1st Street - Existing storm sewer pipe is under repair on the north side of 1st Street along the east bank of the Arkansas River.

Traffic Impact: West bound 1st Street is reduced to one lane. The path along the east bank of the Arkansas River is closed between 1st Street and Douglas. Sidewalk across the bridge on the north side of 1st Street is closed.

Temporary River Path and Lane Closure at 1st and Waco - The pedestrian path located on the east bank of the Arkansas River at the 1st Street Bridge, west of Waco Avenue, is closed due to needed storm water main repairs, City of Wichita public works officials said on Tuesday morning.

“A short section of the path is closed with a detour around it,” said Don Henry of public works. “The entire path is not closed to walkers and bikers.”

The path will be closed until further notice to allow repair of this main. Pedestrians and bicyclists on this section of the path will be redirected away from the river to the sidewalk on Waco Avenue. Pedestrians and bicyclists are encouraged to take alternate routes to avoid traveling north or south on the path until further notice.

Westbound traffic on the 1st Street Bridge will be reduced to one lane related to the repair of this main. Pedestrian traffic on the north side of the bridge is closed.

Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT)

U.S. 54, Five Eastbound bridges & One Westbound bridge - Various repairs to EB U.S. 54 bridges over Edwards, Meridian, Seneca, Sycamore and the Central Business District. Plus, the WB U.S. 54 bridge over the Central Business District will be repaired. Some bridges will be repaired at night.

Traffic Impact: EB U.S. 54 traffic reduced to two lanes from Meridian to Washington (50 mph). Ramp from Seneca to EB U.S. 54 CLOSED.

Curb Repairs

None at this time

Misc.

None at this time

Pavement Cut Repairs

300 S. Topeka 

1st St., Main to Market

1st St. & Washington

Other Projects

Parking at Market & William Garage - Project awarded by Eby Construction. Construction continues on structural phase of project, on schedule in Spring 2015. Elevator package to bid by end of 2014, with electrical and plumbing phases to bid early 2015.

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