FAQs

How will tolling on the new Turnpike/Kellogg interchange work?

The new interchange will use electronic toll collection methods used on the Kansas Turnpike (i.e. K-TAG and PIKEPASS) and other tolling technologies that are still being vetted.  KTA recommends anyone using this interchange should get a K-TAG to facilitate payment of their tolls and save money.

Will the Turnpike’s East Wichita interchange (Exit 50) close?

No. This interchange will remain open but access to it will change.  It will serve as a local connection between the Turnpike and Webb Rd with access via a frontage road.  See an illustration of the improvements here.

What new movements are being installed for KTA?

As part of the Kellogg, Greenwich to K-96 Project, new ramps will provide direct connections from EB Kellogg to NB and SB Turnpike and from SB Turnpike to WB Kellogg.  See an illustration of the proposed ramps here.

How can I learn about specific roadway closures or impacts to traffic?

As a general rule, motorists can expect two lanes of traffic to be open in each direction and left turns to be prohibited during construction. Additional traffic impacts will be communicated regularly on the home page of this web site and via signage in the construction area.

What’s the funding breakdown?

The total cost of the East Kellogg corridor improvements, including design, right-of-way, utility relocation, construction and construction engineering, is expected to exceed $300 million. A large portion of the construction costs on the projects will be paid with T-WORKS funding of $162 million. Kellogg & Webb segment costs (after T-WORKS) are being paid by the City. Kellogg, Greenwich to K-96 segment costs (after T-WORKS) will be paid by the City, KDOT and KTA based on the appropriate expenses for each partner.

How is the partnership between the City, KDOT and KTA structured?

For the Kellogg, Greenwich to K-96 Project, the three agencies have partnered together with the KTA managing and bidding the project.  The City and KTA are both experienced in partnering with KDOT on projects.  The engineers for each organization have experience in breaking out costs to attribute the correct expenses to the appropriate partner.  Similarly, those same engineers understand why the traveling public is concerned about which entity pays for which roads. 

Who is leading the projects?

The Kellogg & Webb Project is being managed by the City of Wichita.  The Kellogg, Greenwich to K-96 Project is being managed by the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA).

When will the projects begin and how long will they take to complete?

The Kellogg & Webb project construction started summer 2015 and should take about four years with anticipated completion in late 2019. The Kellogg/Greenwich to K-96 project construction will start fall 2016 and should take about five years with anticipated completion in late 2021.

What are the East Kellogg (US-54) improvements?

The upcoming East Kellogg improvements are comprised of two projects.  The Kellogg & Webb Project, which stretches from the East Wichita Turnpike access to just short of Greenwich, will improve Kellogg to a 6-lane freeway with an interchange at Webb Rd, frontage roads, and modified access to the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) at Exit 50.  See an illustration of this project here

The Kellogg, Greenwich to K-96 Project will improve the next portion of Kellogg east of the Webb Project to 6-lane freeway with an interchange at Greenwich, bridge over Zelta, new connections to the KTA, and frontage roads.  See an illustration of this project here.

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