I-135 Gold Project

  • Looking at North Jct
    Improvements to Wichita's North Junction I-135 ramps to southbound I-235 began on April 5, 2021 and will wrap up this fall.
  • No Jct Loop Ramp
    Replacing the northbound I-135 loop ramp to southbound I-235 is a tremendous improvement that has made navigating the North Junction much more efficient.
  • Future Flyover
    The northbound I-135 ramp has been replaced with a two-lane flyover ramp to southbound I-235 / westbound K-96.
  • Work is progressing on the new westbound K-96 flyover to southbound I-135.


About the Gold Project

Work on the Gold Project Phase 2A began on April 5, 2021. Dondlinger Construction is the prime contractor on the $36,319,409 contract. Completion is planned for December 2023.

The highlights of the Gold Project Phase 2A include: replacement of the southbound I-135 ramp to southbound I-235, replacement of the northbound I-135 loop ramp to southbound I-235 with a two-lane flyover ramp and extension of the acceleration lane on the WB K-254 Ramp to SB I-135

Bids for the Gold Project Phase 2B were opened on Nov. 16. The prime contractor is Bergkamp King, A Joint Venture, LLC on the  $140,775,519.00 construction contract. Work began on Feb. 6, 2023 with a completion date in mid-2026.

Highlights include a direct connection for EB K-96 traffic from NB I-235 to EB K-96 and new ramps for WB K-96 at I-135.

Current Traffic Impacts

A long-term 11’ width restriction on the two lanes of SB I-135, 53rd St. to south of the I-235/K-254 is in effect.

SB I-135 from 37th St. to 21st St. is reduced to two lanes.

The SB I-135 exit ramp to EB K-96 has an 11' width restriction.

Hydraulic Exit to EB K-96 is CLOSED (long term).

Barrier wall has been placed on the right side of NB I-235 from N. Broadway to the ramp onto SB I-135 for construction on a new K-96 exit ramp to EB K-96 and 29th St.

Coming Soon 

More Information

Read the fact sheet on the three phases of projects for the North Junction reconstruction.

View a storyboard of the North Junction Project(s).