WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will be closing parts of northbound I-135 this week as part of an overpass improvement project to improve traffic flow at Wichita’s North Junction.

On Monday, KDOT will close the northbound I-135 exit to southbound I-235 until 3 p.m. Workers will use a crane to move bridge beams into place.

KDOT has suggested a detour for access to southbound I-235. They recommend going north on I-135 to 61st Street, then left and left again onto southbound I-135 to southbound I-235.

OTHER CLOSURES THIS WEEK:

  • Wednesday, the northbound I-135 exit to southbound I-235 will be closed from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., plus westbound K-254 traffic will not be able to continue onto southbound I-235 but must exit onto northbound I-135 or southbound I-135. It is to set a concrete safety barrier for a slightly different traffic configuration. 
  • Thursday, the northbound I-135 exit to southbound I-235 will be closed from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. to offload bridge beams. 
  • Friday, at 7 p.m., northbound I-135 will be closed at the exit to eastbound K-254 for bridge beam placement over northbound I-135 traffic lanes. All northbound I-135 will exit to eastbound K-254. A detour will be to 45th & Hillside exit, then use westbound K-254 to northbound I-135.