Traffic Route Updates

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


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

Report malfunctioning streetlights at; 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

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.

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: The path along the west bank of the Arkansas River is closed between 1st Street and Douglas. The sidewalk on the south side of First Street is closed between McLean and Waco. Pedestrians will be detoured south to Douglas.

Mosley & Rock Island Paving - This project will upgrade the area to current Old Town standards which will include brick streets and sidewalks, streetlights, trash receptacles, and landscaping planters. The project will also construct storm water improvements and include water main replacement.

Traffic Impact: The project is scheduled to begin in early May. Rock Island will be closed to through traffic between 2nd & 3rd Street to begin the project.

Curb Repairs

None at this time


None at this time

Pavement Cut Repairs

None at this time

Other Projects

Parking at Market & William Garage - Structural, electrical, and elevator projects complete. Painting and aesthetic package to bid early spring, as well as the sky-bridge renovation project. To be completed summer of 2016.

Central Library Relocation - Charrette with select user groups completed. Construction documents completed and out for bid. Bid date of April 8th, with construction scheduled to begin June of 2016. Estimated construction duration of 550 calander days.

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