Updated Saturday, Dec. 3, 4:00 p.m.: East Kellogg between Rock Road and Webb Road is now reopen to traffic after contractors completed removal of the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) bridge earlier than expected.
According to a release from the city of Wichita, demolition of the bridge began just after 10 p.m. on Friday night and was completed well in advance of the projected Monday morning schedule.
Original story: The Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) will be demolishing a bridge over Kellogg near Webb Road this weekend. As a result, changes in traffic routes can be expected.
The bridge closed on Monday, Nov. 28, for the first step in the demolition process. In the next phase for the transportation construction project on East Kellogg, the bridge will be removed over the weekend, from 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, through 5 a.m. on Dec. 5.
What that means for travelers:
- All traffic exiting the Turnpike (I-35/KTA) at the Kellogg toll plaza will use the eastbound south frontage road. Drivers wanting to go west on Kellogg will need to use the provided U-Turn, one-half mile east of Webb Road.
- Access to the Turnpike (I-35/KTA) via westbound Kellogg will detour to Rock Road then come back eastbound to the Kellogg/KTA entrance.