Woodlawn Expansion Project

Contact Information:

Email: PublicInvolvement@GarverUSA.com

Phone: 316-221-3018

Upcoming Woodlawn Schedule and Phases

Continuing in Phase 2E construction:

  • Complete utility and base paving operations within the right of way at the railroad intersection
  • Railroad right of way utility and pavement replacement work scheduled to begin in mid to late April and continue through July
  • Through traffic at the railroad will be shut down during this timeframe
  • There will be north and southbound traffic on Woodlawn from 37th to 39th St AND 45th St to Heartland Animal Hospital

Traffic is open in all directions at the 45th street intersection.

Railroad construction area will be closed to through traffic from 39th St to Heartland Animal Hosp.

Currently in Phase 2E construction (began Thursday, February 2nd):

  • Pearson will be constructing the west half of the 45th & Woodlawn intersection, along with the remaining pavement north of 45th during this phase.
  • Traffic will be switched to the new pavement and will continue as north bound only traffic.
  • North bound Woodlawn traffic will be able to continue north through the 45th Street intersection during this phase, as well as turn east.
  • 45th Street traffic will not be able to continue through the intersection during this phase.
  • East bound traffic will be 2-way traffic until just east of Los Cunados Drive.
  • West bound traffic will be required to turn north on Woodlawn.
  • Residents on the west side of Woodlawn will have access via Danbury

2E Switch Graphics_Page_1

Currently in Phase 2 (began February 21st):

  • Traffic will be north & south bound traffic between 37th to 39th.
  • Traffic will only allow north bound traffic from 39th to 45th street.
  • Expected to last approximately 10 months (could shorten or lengthen pending any unforeseen items or inclement weather)
  • Contractor is to maintain access to drives for businesses/subdivisions either by working on half of the drive at a time or providing a secondary entrance through this phase.

Basic diagram of Woodlawn from 37th to 45th street showing traffic impact of Phase 2 construction

Completed Phase 1

  • Expected to last until late January or early February.
  • Focused on drainage structure of Quail Ridge and road widenings along west edge of Woodlawn
  • All drives and side roads remain open with traffic going in both directions.

Project Timeline:

  • November 2016 - Grant awarded by the Wichita Area Metropolitan Organization (WAMPO) to reconstruct Woodlawn. View those details here.
  • May 2018 - Review committee formed to select an engineering firm for the project.
  • October 2018 - Preliminary data complete and MKEC begins forming design concepts.
  • February 5, 2019 - MKEC presented design concepts to City Council at the Council meeting.
  • February 26, 2019 - Public Forum to present design concepts and hear public input.
  • March 6, 2019 - Survey mailed to registered voters or available online to gather input from the public.
  • March 29, 2019 - Deadline for surveys to be completed and returned.
  • April 9, 2019 - City Council discusses all input gathered at the Council workshop.
  • April 16, 2019 - City Council approves design for Woodlawn at the Council meeting.
  • April 20, 2021 - Kansas Department of Transportation reviews plans.
  • July 2021 - Relocation of water mains between Perryton St to Danbury St requiring full closure at work zone (Complete)
  • November 17, 2021 - Public Information Meeting held at Isely Elementary to share with citizens and businesses about the proposed schedule and work involved with this project
  • November 15, 2021 - Construction start date for Phase 1.
  • February 17, 2022 - Phase 2 scheduled to begin.
  • July 20, 2022 - Switch to Phase 2C
  • November 14, 2022 - Switch to Phase 2D
  • February 2, 2023 - Switch to Phase 2E
  • March 3, 2023 - Railroad is closed for construction by Union Pacific. Opened March 5th.
  • March 29, 2023 - 45th Street intersection is open in all directions.
  • April 19, 2023 - Road closure at railroad tracks. Expected to be completed July.

Project Design Concept:

To view as PDF, click here.

Woodlawn Expansion Approved Design

Woodlawn Expansion Approved Design (Closer View)