New Kellogg/I-235 interchange is finally happening

kellogg,I-235Many Wichitans won’t believe it until they see it, but a new interchange at I-235 and Kellogg is on the horizon. The Kansas Department of Transportation announced last week that the interchange will be part of $1.2 billion in road and bridge improvement projects across the state over the next two years. Also on the list are $95 million in expansions to East Kellogg from Cypress to Wiedemann. Though the I-235 interchange isn’t quite as much of a death trap since the city added another lane to the bridges on Kellogg over the Big Ditch, the 1950s-era interchange is unsafe and outdated. KDOT plans to begin work in November 2015 and complete construction in 2017. That is provided the Legislature doesn’t raid the funding to cover state budget shortfalls.