The interchange of I-135 and I-235/K254 and its approaches and the interchange of I-135 and K96 and its approaches
KDOT's priority is to maintain the infrastructure while managing the state's transportation investments wisely. The North Junction Project is being implemented in four phases- the Green, Gold, Purple and Orange Projects.
The Green Project (Phase I) is listed as a separate project under TIP ID B-13-008. It is not included in the funding information below.
PE for the Gold, Orange, and Purple phases is listed as a seperate project under TIP ID ICH-17-01. It is not included in the funding information below.
Gold Project Scope: Provide a direct connection from northbound I-235 to eastbound K-96 and replace the northbound I135 to southbound I-235 loop ramp with a flyover ramp. The anticipated construction timeframe for this project is 2020 - 2024.
Orange Project Scope: Reconstruct the loom ramp from westbound K-96 to southbound I-235 as a two-lane loop with improved geometry and provide an additional travel lane on southbound I-135 from K-96 to 21st Street North. The anticipated construction timeframe for this project is 2025 - 2029.
Purple Project Scope: Reconstruct I-135 from 53rd Street North to north of K-96, I-235/K-254 from west of I-135 to Chisholm Creek and reconstruct the remaining ramps in the North Junction. The anticipated construction timeframe for this project is 2035 - 2040.
PE for the Gold, Orange, and Purple phases is included in the 2017-2020 TIP under project ICH-17-01
A draft break-in-access study has been developed for the North Junction and is planned to be submitted by the end of 2016. As a way to maximize cost efficiencies on this project the phases have been modified and there are some minor lane configurations adjustments, which provide a good balance of investment and value while making the Gold Project (Phase 2) less expensive. Subsequently, making these changes has resulted in assigning the Orange Project (Phase 4) a higher priority than the Purple Project (Phase 3.)