Interstate 235 (Kansas)

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Interstate 235

I-235 highlighted in red
Route information
Auxiliary route of I-135
Maintained by KDOT
Length16.52 mi[1] (26.59 km)
Existed1965 (completed)[2]–present
NHSEntire route
Major junctions
South end I-135 / US-81 in Wichita[3]
Major intersections 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
CountryUnited States
Highway system
  • Kansas State Highway System
K-234 K-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 I-135/U.S. Highway 81 (US-81)/K-15/K-96/K-254 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.


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 1960–1961 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

The entire route is in Wichita, Sedgwick County.


I-135 / US-81 south to I-35 / Kansas Turnpike
Southern terminus; I-135 exit 1C
I-135 / US-81 north – Salina
Southbound 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)Eastern terminus of K-42; former K-2
6.98911.2487 US-54 / US-400 (Kellogg Avenue)
8.57213.7958Central Avenue
9.32515.007913th Street North westNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
10.07816.21910Zoo Boulevard
11.69718.8241125th Street North
K-96 west – Hutchinson, Valley Center
South end of K-96 overlap
15.57625.06715Broadway StreetFormer alignment of US-81

I-135 / US-81 / K-15 south / K-96 east
North end of K-96 overlap; northbound exit and southbound entrance; I-135 exit 11A
I-135 / US-81 / K-15 north – Salina
Northern terminus; left exit; I-135 exit 11A

K-254 east – El Dorado
Continuation beyond I-135
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Oglesby, Scott (n.d.). "3-digit Interstates from I-35". Kurumi. Retrieved February 23, 2005.
  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. January 9, 2014. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  5. ^ Staff (2017). "Pavement Management Information System". Kansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 11, 2019.

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