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 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 / K-254 in Wichita
Highway system
  • Kansas State Highway System
K-234 K-236

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.


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 Wichita, Sedgwick County.

mi km Exit Destinations Notes
I-135 / US-81 south to I-35 / Kansas Turnpike Southern terminus; I-135 exit 1C
1A I-135 / 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) Signed as exits 7A (east) and 7B (west)
8 Central Avenue
9 13th Street North west Northbound exit and southbound entrance
10 Zoo Boulevard
11 25th Street North
13 K-96 west – Hutchinson South end of K-96 overlap
Valley Center Northbound exit and southbound entrance
15 Broadway Street
16A I-135 / US-81 / K-15 south / K-96 east North end of K-96 overlap; northbound exit and southbound entrance; I-135 exit 11B
16B I-135 / US-81 / K-15 north – Salina Northern terminus; left exit; I-135 exit 11B
K-254 east – El Dorado Continuation beyond I-135
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Oglesby, Scott. 3-digit Interstates from I-35. Kurumi. URL accessed 23 February 2005.
  2. ^ "Route Log and Finder List - Interstate System: Table 2". FHWA. Retrieved 2007-09-25. 
  3. ^ Google (2010-07-09). "Interstate 235 (Kansas)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  4. ^ "Kansas DOT map insets for 1960, 1961, and 1962". Kansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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