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 (January 17-24):

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. Traffic will be detoured to Main and Market Streets at Douglas and Maple. McLean will reopen upon completion in 2020.

2nd Street Bridge and Douglas Bridge at Brookside: This project will reconstruct the 2nd Street bridge over the Brookside drainage ditch with drainage improvements, sidewalk, and decorative pedestrian handrail panels.

Traffic Impact: 2nd Street Bridge and Brookside will be CLOSED at all four corners of the bridge.

Waco, Douglas to Central: This project will convert Waco from a four-lane roadway to three-lane with on-street bike lanes. Pedestrain safety improvements will be made at each intersection. Waterline improvements will also be made along Waco.

Traffic Impact: Waco is one lane northbound only. Southbound traffic is detoured to Main Street at Central.

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:

  • Century II (June - November)
  • Alley East of Emporia – Waterman to Dewey (October - November)

Traffic Impact: Please expect traffic slowdowns in these areas