If you were traveling on Kellogg or I-235 this weekend only to find it closed at the I-235 interchange here's why. Constructions crews from Dondlinger Construction were busy installing 12 63,000-pound bridge beams over the main Wichita highway. Crews worked through the night Friday, Saturday and Sunday to move the 120-foot sections into place using 7 cranes. (Video by Bo Rader / The Wichita Eagle/Oct. 8, 2017) brader@wichitaeagle.com
If you were traveling on Kellogg or I-235 this weekend only to find it closed at the I-235 interchange here's why. Constructions crews from Dondlinger Construction were busy installing 12 63,000-pound bridge beams over the main Wichita highway. Crews worked through the night Friday, Saturday and Sunday to move the 120-foot sections into place using 7 cranes. (Video by Bo Rader / The Wichita Eagle/Oct. 8, 2017) brader@wichitaeagle.com

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Key ramp in west Wichita reopens to traffic Friday

By Stan Finger

sfinger@wichitaeagle.com

December 07, 2017 04:39 PM

UPDATED December 08, 2017 08:54 AM

In news that will make west-side commuters cheer, the ramp linking westbound Kellogg to southbound I-235 will reopen on Friday.

The ramp has been closed for several months as part of the reconstruction of the Kellogg/I-235 interchange, said Tom Hein, a spokesman for the Kansas Department of Transportation.

Traffic flow will get a boost elsewhere in west Wichita as well - for a few weeks at least. Maple under I-235 could have all four lanes open again as soon as Friday, Hein said.

But that’s merely temporary. Maple will go back down to one lane sometime after Christmas.

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The left lane of northbound I-235 over Kellogg will be closed on Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dangerous, unpopular I-235 interchange to get makeover

The I-235 and Kellogg interchange has been the ire of drivers for years. Work began in late 2015 to reconfigure the interchange; work isn't expected to be completed until 2019.

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Stan Finger: 316-268-6437, @StanFinger