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.
  • No Jct Loop Ramp
    Replacing the northbound I-135 loop ramp to southbound I-235 will be tremendous improvement that will make the North Junction much more efficient.
  • Future Flyover
    The northbound I-135 ramp will be replaced with a two-lane flyover ramp to southbound I-235.
  • SB I-135 to SB I-235
    The southbound I-135 ramp to southbound I-235 will be replaced. Expect daytime single lane traffic (with an 11' width restriction) on 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 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.

An 11’ width restriction has been posted on WB K-254 to SB I-235.

A 13’ 9" height restriction on SB I-135 under SB I-235 is in effect.

The WB K-254 Exit to SB I-135 is CLOSED until March 17 to construct the lane extension for this ramp onto I-135. Traffic can continue onto SB I-235 to Broadway to NB I-235 to SB I-135.

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.

The SB I-135 Exit to 29th St. is CLOSED (long term).

Coming Soon 

As a signing crew installs new signs on the project in the next few weeks, expect lane closures. Tuesday, 9 am until 3 pm, SB I-135 from 53rd St. to north of 37th St., will be reduced to one lane.

Lane closures for sign installations on Wednesday on NB I-135 from K-96 to the Exit to K-254, 9 am – 3 pm.

On Thursday the 23rd, 9 am – 3 pm, on WB K-254 to SB I-235, left lane will be closed for the installation of three signs.

On the night of March 23 (10 pm until as late as 5 am), the SB I-135 Exit to EB K-96 will be closed for a few hours to remove roadway striping. Traffic can detour to 21st St. onto NB I-135 to EB K-96.

On March 27, a long-term closure of the Hydraulic Exit to EB K-96. 

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).