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.
WICHITA, KS – A new, cashless exit from the Kansas Turnpike to US 54/Kellogg Avenue is scheduled to open during the morning on Monday, February 1, with a virtual celebration.
The exit is another milestone for the East Kellogg improvement projects and a first for the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) – one of three partners on projects, which includes the Kansas Department of Transportation and City of Wichita. It will be a different experience for travelers, particularly customers who typically use a tollbooth to pay with cash or card.
Two transportation improvement projects along East Kellogg reached several milestones in 2020, including substantial completion of the Webb Road intersection, which was the first project started in 2015. A new video produced by the partners in the project – City of Wichita, Kansas Department of Transportation and Kansas Turnpike Authority – highlights those accomplishments.
Construction on East Kellogg will shut down Zelta beginning Monday, July 6, and continuing for two months, for pavement reconstruction. The roadway is the last of the original East Kellogg/Zelta pavement on the site. Existing pavement will be removed and new concrete pavement will be at the same elevation as the north and south frontage roads.
The south frontage road east of Zelta at East Kellogg is expected to open to southbound traffic by Monday, December 23, partially restoring access to 127th Street East. The connection between 127th Street and Kellogg was closed in early 2017 as part of phased construction on the East Kellogg Improvements project. Northbound traffic from 127th Street to Zelta is expected to open in summer 2020 after Zelta is reconstructed under Kellogg.
Today two lanes of the eastbound and westbound mainline opened on East Kellogg, marking a significant milestone in the transportation projects that also include improvements to the Webb Road intersection, as well as eventual expansion of Kellogg to a six-lane freeway to K-96 with connecting ramps to the Kansas Turnpike I-35/KTA.
The partial opening of the lanes on Thursday were ahead of schedule, and those involved with the project credited the partnership between the City of Wichita, Kansas Turnpike Authority and Kansas Department of Transportation. Wildcat Construction is the lead contractor on the project, with TranSystems and WSP USA lead engineering firms.
WICHITA, Kan. – A milestone on the Greenwich portion of the East Kellogg Improvements was reached earlier today. Drivers on Kellogg’s eastbound frontage road can now exit right, just east of Zelta, to gain entry to southbound I- 35/KTA.
Travelers should be aware of three important things when using this new Turnpike entrance:
For the second time this month, Greenwich will close at Kellogg beginning 7 p.m. on Monday, March 25, and continuing through the evening on Tuesday, March 26, weather permitting. The closure is necessary to allow safe placement of concrete on the new Kellogg bridge above the Greenwich intersection, this time for the eastbound lanes. Additional details on traffic impacts are available in the media release. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes if available and, if traveling in the construction area, to allow extra time.
Greenwich will close at Kellogg this weekend beginning 7 p.m. on Friday, March 8, and continuing until 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, weather permitting. The closure is necessary to allow safe placement of concrete on the new westbound Kellogg bridge above the Greenwich intersection. Additional details on traffic impacts are available in the media release. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes if available and, if traveling in the construction area, to allow extra time.
Greenwich will close at Kellogg for two consecutive weekends, beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 26, until no later than 5 a.m. on Monday, October 29. The closures are necessary to allow for safe placement of bridge girders above the Greenwich intersection. Alternate routes are recommended during the closures. Additional details are included in the news release.
Travelers on East Kellogg should expect traffic delays east of Greenwich from 6 a.m. on Tuesday, September 18, through early afternoon on Thursday, September 20, to allow bridge girders to be set over Zelta. Alternative routes are recommended for all three days. Details of traffic impacts are included in the news release.
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.