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 (August 15-22):

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

Douglas Bus Facilites Improvements Douglas, between Market and Rock Island, will have improved bus stop locations. The project will provide new bike racks, trash receptacles and a signalized crosswalk at Rock Island.

Traffic impact: The outside lanes of Douglas may be closed at different locations along the project. Mead and Rock Island will be closed at Douglas at different times during construction. Both Market and Topeka will be restricted to two lanes of traffic. Emporia will be restricted to one lane northbound.

City Contact: James Wagner (268-4047 /  jwagner@wichita.gov) 

Estimated completion: Fall 2014

Kellogg/U.S. 54, Ridge Rd. to Washington St. Pavement patching then permanent markings (striping, lane skips, turns arrows, etc.).

Traffic impact: Single lane closures after 7pm, second lane closure and ramp closures after 9pm. All lanes and ramps open by 6am.

Bridge over Ark River on U.S. 54/400 (West of Downtown): Repairs to the post tensioning system inside the bridge. Work began Oct 14 with removal of birds, cleaning and replacement of bird barriers. Work has resumed inside the bridge.

Traffic impact: None expected.

Street Maintenance Projects

Permanent Concrete Repairs
2nd St. 200 E.
Market, 200 N.

Pavement Cut Repairs
1st St., 200 E.

Building Projects (little traffic impact)
Central Library Re-roofing: Preliminary drawings and estimates under preparation
Kansas Health Foundation Bollards, 309 E. Douglas: Construction to commence August 18, 2014

Road Closures

Kidzcope Good Grief 5K - August 31, 5-9pm
• First Street, Mosley Street to McLean Boulevard
• Mosley Street, Second Street to Douglas Avenue

See Jane Run Women's Half Marathon & 5K Race - September 13, 8am-1pm
• Waco Street, Douglas Avenue to entrance of Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview
• Douglas Avenue, Waco Street to North Walnut Street
• North Sycamore Street, Texas Street to Mclean Boulevard
• First Street, Waco to Mclean Boulevard
• Mclean Boulevard, North Seneca Street to West Maple Street
• Second Street, North Seneca Street to Waco Street
• West Murdock, North Amidon Street to North Woodrow Avenue
• North Woodrow Avenue, West Murdock to West Pine Street
• West Pine Street, North Woodrow Avenue to Stackman Drive
• Stackman Drive, North Seneca Street to Murdock Street roundabout
• Nims Street, Murdock to Stackman Drive roundabout
• Murdock Street, Stackman Drive to Waco Street
• West River Boulevard, Murdock Street to West 11th Street
• West 11th Street, West River Boulevard to North Oak Park Drive
• North Oak Park Drive, North Bitting Avenue to West 11th Street
• North Bitting Avenue, West River Boulevard to North Oak Park Drive
• West Ninth Street, North Oak Park Drive to North Back Bay Boulevard
• North Back Bay Boulevard, North Oak Park Drive to North Waco Avenue
• Waco Avenue, North Back Bay Boulevard to West Central Avenue
• West Central Avenue, North Waco Avenue to North Seneca Street
• North Greenway, North Waco Street to West Central Avenue
• North Seneca Street, West Central Avenue to North Mclean Boulevard

Walk to End Alzheimer's - September 13, 9:30am-12pm

• Lewis/Waterman Street, Main Street to Wichita Street

Midian Shriners Car Show and Swap Meet September 14, 8am-5pm
• Topeka Street, First Street to Douglas Avenue
• First Street, Broadway Street to Topeka Street

2014 Susan G. Komen Wichita Race for the Cure 5K
September 26, 2014 12:00 pm through September 27, 2014 – 5:00 pm
• Wichita Street, Dewey Street to Lewis/Waterman Streets
• Water Street, Dewey Street to Waterman Street
• Waterman/Lewis, Wichita Street to Water Street

September 27, 2014 6:00 am – 12:00 pm
• WaterWalk Place Drive, Water Street to Wichita Street
• Lewis/Waterman Street, Wichita Street to McLean Boulevard
• McLean Boulevard, Maple/Lewis Street to Seneca Street
• Seneca Street, Central Avenue to Greenway Boulevard
• Greenway Boulevard, Central Avenue to Waco Avenue
• Waco Avenue, Second Street to First Street

2014 Susan G. Komen Wichita Race for the Cure 10K
September 26, 2014 12:00 pm through September 27, 2014 – 5:00 pm
• Wichita Street, Dewey Street to Lewis/Waterman Streets
• Water Street, Dewey Street to Waterman Street
• Waterman/Lewis, Wichita Street to Water Street

September 27, 2014 6:00 am – 12:00 pm
• Dewey Street, Water Street to Wichita Street
• WaterWalk Place Drive, Water Street to Wichita Street
• Lewis/Waterman Street, Wichita Street to McLean Boulevard
• McLean Boulevard, Maple/Lewis Street to 13th Street North
• First Street, McLean Boulevard to Waco Avenue
• Waco Avenue, First Street to Second Street
• Central Avenue, Seneca Street to Waco Avenue
• Douglas Avenue, Waco Avenue to McLean Boulevard

Dash & Dine 5K
September 20, 2014 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
• Second Street, Mead Street to Waco Street
• First Street, Waco Street to entrance of Bike Path

Johnston’s Half Marathon
September 14, 2014 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
• Nims Street, Central Avenue to West River Boulevard

Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes
October 4, 2014 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
• Market Street, Second Street to Third Street
• Second Street, Market Street to Waco Avenue
• Waco Avenue, First Street to Second Street
• Central Avenue, Greenway Boulevard, entrance of Bike Path to Waco Avenue

2014 Wichita Wagonmasters Chili Cookoff
September 27, 2014 6:00 am – 5:00 pm
• Douglas Avenue, Emporia Avenue to Mead Street
• Emporia Avenue, First Street to East William Street
• St. Francis Street, East William Street to Frist Street 

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