Interstate 235 (Kansas)
|Maintained by KDOT|
|Length:||16.52 mi (26.59 km)|
|Existed:||1965 (completed) – present|
|South end:||I‑135 / US-81 / I‑35 / Kansas Turnpike in Wichita|
| 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|
|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.
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. 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.
The entire route is in Sedgwick County.
|Wichita||I‑135 south / US-81 south to I‑35 / Kansas Turnpike||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; southern terminus; I-135 exit 1C|
|1A||I‑135 north / US-81 north – Salina||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|5||K-42 (Southwest Boulevard)|
|7||US-54 / US-400 (Kellogg Avenue)|
|9||13th Street North||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|11||25th Street North|
|13||K-96 west – Valley Center, Hutchinson||South end of K-96 overlap|
|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||Northern terminus; I-135 exit 11B|
|—||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
- Oglesby, Scott. 3-digit Interstates from I-35. Kurumi. URL accessed 23 February 2005.
- "Route Log and Finder List - Interstate System: Table 2". FHWA. Retrieved 2007-09-25.
- Google (2010-07-09). "Interstate 235 (Kansas)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
- "Kansas DOT map insets for 1960, 1961, and 1962". Kansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
Route map: Bing
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