Feedback sought on planned K-96 improvement project

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Major improvements are coming for Kansas Highway 96 in northeast Wichita.

The Kansas Department of Transportation, the Eisenhower Legacy Transportation Program, the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, the City of Wichita, and Sedgwick County are hosting a second open house in April on the K-96 Improvements Project.

The project includes expanding the highway from four to six lanes, replacing the pavement, and improving the seven interchanges along K-96, including Hillside, Oliver, Woodlawn, Rock, Webb, Greenwich, and 21st Street North.

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KDOT says more than 50,000 vehicles travel through the area daily. Traffic is expected to expand to nearly 100,000 over the next 25 years.

The second open house is Thursday, April 11, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in room 180 at Wichita State University’s Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex at 5015 E. 29th Street N.

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