Traffic Route Updates

From construction to events, street closings are a visible reminder of a city on the move.

City of Wichita Public Works Projects (September 13-19):

View full Department of Public Works & Utilities - Construction and Maintenance Projects report

Report malfunctioning streetlights at; please include an address and pole number, if possible. As with any construction project, closures & detours may vary both in duration and location. Timeframes are tentative and subject to change. Please plan accordingly.

Major Traffic Impacts

Entertainment Venue and Sports: This project will construct a new stadium, NBC museum, riverbank improvements, a pedestrian bridge and related infrastructure. McLean will be realigned for riverbank improvements.

Traffic Impact: McLean Boulevard will CLOSE between Maple and Douglas beginning July 15th for waterline and pavement improvements. Traffice will be detoured to Main and Market Streets at Douglas and Maple. McLean will reopen unpon completion in 2020.

2nd Street, Washington to Santa Fe: This project will reconstruct Second Street, including pedestrian safety and aesthetic enhancements, drainage improvements and water main replacement. The project also includes curb extensions at Moore, Mead, Rock Island and Mosley, as well as other traffic calming measures to improve the pedestrian experience.

Traffic Impact: 2nd Street is one lane westbound through the area under construction. 

Eastbound Lanes of Water Street: As part of our regularly scheduled maintenance plan, Kansas Gas Service is replacing natural gas distribution pipelines in the Century II area in Downtown Wichita, Kansas. The project is expected to continue through August 2019.

Traffic Impact: The eastbound lanes of Water Street, from Douglas to First Street, and the northbound turning lane on First Street will be temporarily closed. Traffic control signs will be on-site to direct the flow of traffic and motorists are requested to use caution while driving around the work zones.

Curb Repairs

None at this time

Pavement Cut Repairs

None at this time


None at this time

Other Projects

Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline Replacements: Kansas Gas Service works hard to deliver safe, reliable natural gas service to our communities while meeting local, state and federal safety requirements. As part of their regularly scheduled maintenance plan, natural gas distribution pipelines will be replaced in the following areas of Downtown Wichita, Kansas:

  • 2nd and Hydraulic (June - August)
  • Century II (June - November)
  • Alley East of Ida - 131 S. Laura to Waterman (July - August)
  • Alley West of Hydraulic – Waterman to Kellogg (August - October)
  • Alley East of Emporia – Waterman to Dewey (October - November)

Traffic Impact: Please expect traffic slowdowns in these areas