Below are links to news releases and updates about the East Kellogg projects. Be sure to follow along on Twitter @E54ict@e54ict for more up-to-date information.
The East Kellogg transportation projects between Webb and K-96 are featured in this online issue of Construction Equipment Guide. “Major Project Aims to Improve Travel in Wichita.” The article highlights the partnership between the City of Wichita, Kansas Department of Transportation and Kansas Turnpike Authority and includes updates from general contractor Wildcat Construction.
East Kellogg drivers will experience a significant traffic change on Saturday, November 18 as construction from Webb Road to K-96 progresses. Once this transition occurs, Kellogg traffic will utilize the frontage roads between Webb and Zelta. This milestone will allow for work to begin on the freeway.
East Kellogg Improvements recently passed an annual milestone of when both projects began. Improvements at Webb have been underway for two years, while work near Greenwich just completed its first year. Watch this short video to see the progress:
Access to the Kansas Turnpike’s East Kellogg toll plaza is scheduled to change on June 15, weather permitting, due to the opening of the south frontage road, west of Webb Road, and the impending removal of the original ramp to the toll plaza from eastbound Kellogg.
A 20-inch water line providing service to customers along Webb Road, from Orme to Lincoln, has been damaged due to construction work in the area. The interruption has affected four area businesses and a 124-unit apartment complex. Repairs are estimated to take 10-12 hours.
No additional traffic impacts in the area are expected.
East Wichita drivers will face three major traffic changes beginning February 20 as construction on East Kellogg progresses.
The Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) bridge was demolished December 2 and 3 to allow for continued construction. The demolition took 17.5 hours and completed 36 hours ahead of schedule. Pearson Construction served as the contractor for the demolition. Wildcat Construction is the general contractor for the City-administered East Kellogg/Webb Road project.
View a time-lapsed video of the demolition here.
In what can be described as a milestone in the transportation construction project on East Kellogg, the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) bridge over Kellogg near Webb Road will be removed over a weekend, from 10 p.m. on Friday December 2, through 5 a.m. on December 5.
Construction on the second project of the East Kellogg improvement efforts is set to begin the week of September 19, 2016, with road ways to be completed in late 2021 and landscaping and cleanup finished summer 2022, weather permitting.
Wildcat Construction will continue construction along East Kellogg, in the second project of improvements along this corridor reaching from Greenwich to K-96. The Kansas Turnpike will serve as the project manager through a partnership with the City of Wichita and the Kansas Department of Transportation.
The contract for the Kansas Turnpike-managed East Kellogg (Greenwich to K-96) has been awarded to Wildcat Construction. Learn more here.
Design plans are finalized for Greenwich to K-96 project and the contract (KTA contract #5872) is open for bids until 2 pm August 5, 2016. Learn more here.
Left-turn restrictions will soon be implemented at the busy Kellogg and Webb Road interchange to protect construction workers and motorists as the freeway project moves forward, City of Wichita officials said on Monday.
The City of Wichita, Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA), and Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), broke ground on the $300 million east Kellogg improvements project on August 20. The entire project from Webb Rd to K-96 is estimated to be complete in late 2019, weather permitting. View photos of the groundbreaking event below.
The City of Wichita, Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA), and Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), will conduct a groundbreaking event to launch the start of the $300 million east Kellogg improvements project at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.
The City of Wichita provides additional information about the Kellogg and Webb Rd portion of the project, as well as details on an August 11 public information meeting.
City of Wichita officials said today that the Kellogg & Webb interchange improvement project has been successfully bid for construction.
Wildcat Construction, teamed with Dondlinger Construction, both of Wichita, was the low bidder at $79.1 million. The contract comes after nearly a year of intensive redesign efforts involving a partnership between the City, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), and the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA).
Highway expansion that will reduce congestion, increase capacity and improve traffic flow on the city's east side was announced on Thursday by Gov. Sam Brownback.
The work, which is being planned and funded by the Kansas Department of Transportation, the City of Wichita and the Kansas Turnpike Authority, will include new U.S. 54 interchanges at Webb Road and Greenwich Road and new KTA ramps at U.S. 54.