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