Interstate 235 (Kansas)

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Interstate 235 marker

Interstate 235
I-235 highlighted in red
Route information
Auxiliary route of I-135
Maintained by KDOT
Length16.52 mi[2] (26.59 km)
Existed1965 (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
Location
CountiesSedgwick
Highway system
  • Kansas State Highway System
K-234K-236

Interstate 235 (I-235) in Kansas is a 16.52-mile-long (26.59 km) north–south bypass spur route of I-35 that travels through the western part of Wichita. Its northern terminus is at an interchange with K-96 and I-135/U.S. Highway 81 (I-135/US-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 I-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 Highway 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 Avenue interchange in north Wichita, was built in 1960–61 and was open to traffic by 1962.[4] The remaining unbuilt length, connecting Broadway Avenue 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[5]kmExitDestinationsNotes
0.0000.000 I-135 / US-81 south to I-35 / Kansas TurnpikeSouthern terminus; I-135 exit 1C
1A I-135 / US-81 north – SalinaSouthbound exit and northbound entrance
0.9791.5761BMacArthur Road
1.8733.0142Seneca Street
2.8724.6223Meridian Avenue
3.9266.3184West Street
5.1408.2725 K-42 (Southwest Boulevard)
6.98911.2487 US-54 / US-400 (Kellogg Avenue)Signed as exits 7A (east) and 7B (west)
8.57213.7958Central Avenue
9.32515.007913th Street North westNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
10.07816.21910Zoo Boulevard
11.69718.8241125th Street North
14.11822.72113 K-96 west – Hutchinson, Valley CenterSouth end of K-96 overlap
15.57625.06715Broadway Street
16.51626.58016A I-135 / US-81 / K-15 south / K-96 eastNorth end of K-96 overlap; northbound exit and southbound entrance; I-135 exit 11B
16B I-135 / US-81 / K-15 north – SalinaNorthern terminus; left exit; I-135 exit 11B
K-254 east – El DoradoContinuation beyond I-135
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oglesby, Scott (n.d.). "3-digit Interstates from I-35". Kurumi. Retrieved February 23, 2005.
  2. ^ Adderly, Kevin (January 30, 2018). "Table 2: Auxiliary Routes of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways as of December 31, 2017". Route Log and Finder List. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  3. ^ Google (July 9, 2010). "Interstate 235 (Kansas)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 9, 2010.
  4. ^ "Kansas DOT map insets for 1960, 1961, and 1962". Kansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  5. ^ Staff (2017). "Pavement Management Information System". Kansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 11, 2019.

External links[edit]

Route map:

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