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 (December 8-15):

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

River Vista Development - Project includes construction of apartments and commercial retail on the west bank of the Arkansas River between Douglas and 1st Street.

Traffic Impact: The path along the west bank of the Arkansas River is closed between 1st Street and Douglas. The sidewalk on the south side of First Street is closed between McLean and Waco. Pedestrians will be detoured south to Douglas.

Douglas Streetscapes between Main and Washington - This project will construct curb extensions at Market, Topeka, Emporia, Mosley, and Washington. The project also includes landscaping amenities and enhancements to existing light trellises.

Traffic Impact: Intermittent traffic of flagging may occur during work hours.

1st Street from St. Francis to Washington - This project will construct curb extensions at Mead, Rock Island, Mosley, and Washington, and construct landscaping amenities and enhancements for pedestrian safety. A new water main will also be constructed on the south side of 1st Street during pavement reconstruction.

Traffic Impact: 1st Street is reduced to one lane from St. Francis to Washington. Second street is reduced to one lane between Mead and St. Francis. 

Curb Repairs

None at this time

Pavement Cut Repairs

None at this time


None at this time

Other Projects

Central Library Relocation - Project bid and awarded to Dondlinger Construction. Pre-cast concrete panels are 100% complete. Roofing is 99% complete with only minor detailing and curbing remaining. Exterior framing and sheeting is 99% complete, with metal panels arriving on site within the next two weeks for installation. Aluminum stor-front is being installed, and glazing following up closely. Rooftop units are set, and mechanical HVAC work continues. Interior framing on the first floor is complete, and about 70% complete on the second floor, with drywall following. Security and access control work is beginning, as well as data cabeling and finishing up structural steel detail work. Project still on schedule for mid-February '18 completion.