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 (May 18-25):

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 sidewalk on the south side of 1st Street is closed between McLean and Waco. Pedestrians will be detoured south to Douglas.

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: Intermittent lane closures may occur on 1st Street between Santa Fe and Washington during construction.

Douglas Ave. BNSF RR Underpass - This project will provide aesthetic improvements under the BNSF bridge, including decorative pedestrian handrails, painting, and new lighting.

Traffic Impact: Intermittent lane closures may occur during construction.

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 store-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.