Interstate 235 (Kansas)

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Interstate 235 marker

Interstate 235
Route information
Maintained by KDOT
Length: 16.52 mi[2] (26.59 km)
Existed: 1965 (completed)[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: I‑135 / US-81 / I‑35 / Kansas Turnpike in Wichita[3]
  K-42 in Wichita
US-54 / US-400 in Wichita
K-96 in Wichita
North end: I‑135 / US-81 / K-15 / K-96 in Wichita; road continues as K-254 to El Dorado
Highway system
Kansas numbered highways

Interstate 235 (abbreviated I-235) in Kansas is a 16.52 mile-long north–south bypass spur route of Interstate 35 that travels through the western part of Wichita. Its northern terminus is at an interchange with K-96 and Interstate 135/U.S. Route 81 north of the city, where the freeway continues east as K-254. The southern is at I-135/US-81 shortly before US-81 separates from I-135 and I-135 connects to Interstate 35 (here known as the Kansas Turnpike) at I-135's own southern terminus.

History[edit]

Aside from the Kansas Turnpike, I-235 is the first component of the Interstate system to be built in Wichita. The vast majority of its length, running from its original southern terminus at the Kansas Turnpike to the Broadway Ave. interchange in north Wichita, was built in 1960-61 and was open to traffic by 1962.[4] The remaining unbuilt length, connecting Broadway Ave. to the northern terminus, was open to traffic by July 1965. The short length of I-235 between the Turnpike interchange and the present I-135/I-235 split later became part of I-135.


Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in Sedgwick County.

Location Mile km Exit Destinations Notes
Wichita I‑135 south / US-81 south to I‑35 / Kansas Turnpike Southbound exit and northbound entrance
1A I‑135 north / US-81 north – Salina Southbound exit and northbound entrance
1B MacArthur Road
2 Seneca Street
3 Meridian Avenue
4 West Street
5 K-42 (Southwest Boulevard)
7 US-54 / US-400 (Kellogg Avenue)
8 Central Avenue
10 Zoo Boulevard
11 25th Street
13 K-96 west – Valley Center, Hutchinson South end of K-96 overlap
15 Broadway
  16A I‑135 south / US-81 south / K-15 south / K-96 east North end of K-96 overlap
  16B I‑135 north / US-81 north / K-15 north – Salina
  K-254 – El Dorado Northbound exit and southbound entrance; continuation beyond I-235's terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing