K-254 Corridor Management Plan

Page last updated: June 12, 2024

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Project Description

KDOT is developing a corridor management plan for K-254 in Sedgwick and Butler counties. The area includes 22 miles of K-254 from Wichita on the west to El Dorado on the east (and within 1 mile of the highway).

The goal of the K-254 Corridor Management Plan is to set forth an overall land-use and access-management strategy and identify various transportation improvements to keep traffic moving safely and efficiently as development occurs. The planning process began in the summer of 2023 and will continue through the summer of 2024.

Map of the K-254 corridor area

K-254 Area Map


Project Materials

    Materials below are the same materials that were shared at the May 22, 2024 public meeting.

    06/12/2024 Update: The intersection options below were created as a response to one town’s comments during the May 22 public meeting.

    This information can be made available in alternative languages and accessible formats upon request. Contact the KDOT Division of Communications by dialing 785-296-3585 for voice. Dial 711 for speech/hearing impaired.

    Project Schedule

    Issues and opportunities
    (summer to fall 2023)
    The first phase of the planning effort focused on data analyses and community feedback on issues and opportunities.

    Potential improvements
    (fall 2023 to winter 2024)
    The second phase of the planning effort used data analyses and community feedback from Phase 1 to develop potential improvement alternatives for the K-254 corridor.

    Preferred alternative and recommendations
    (winter to spring 2024)
    Building on the results of Phases 1 and 2, the preferred improvement alternative and draft recommendations will be the focus of the planning effort’s third phase. In addition, Phase 3 activities will include:

    • Steering Committee Meeting #3
    • Stakeholder Listening Sessions
    • Public Meeting #3
    • Pop-up Meetings at community events
    • Online commenting

    Final recommendations and plan
    (spring to summer 2024)
    The fourth phase of the planning effort will be used to finalize the draft recommendations and develop the corridor management planning document for K-254. Other activities will include:

    • Steering Committee Meeting #4
    • Stakeholder Listening Sessions
    • Public Meeting #4
    • Online commenting

    Public Meetings

    • Time - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
    • Location - Commons Area of Circle Middle School (14697 SW 20th St., Benton, KS 67017)
    • Public Comment Period - May 22, 2024 to June 30, 2024

    • Agenda - KDOT hosted a public meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Commons Area of Circle Middle School (14697 SW 20th St.) in Benton. A presentation was given at 5:45 p.m. During the meeting, attendees were able to review exhibits that describe the preferred alternatives and recommendations for the corridor. The exhibits are based on community input from the previous meetings and new data analyses. KDOT staff was present to listen to concerns and answer questions.

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    • Time - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
    • Location - Commons Area of Circle Middle School (14697 SW 20th St., Benton, KS 67017)
    • Public Comment Period - November 8, 2023 to December 15, 2023

    • Agenda - KDOT hosted a public meeting Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the commons area of Circle Middle School (14697 SW 20th St.) in Benton. A presentation began at 5:45 p.m. During the meeting, attendees were able to review exhibits that describe potential improvement strategies for the corridor. They are based on community input from the previous meeting and new data analyses. Staff from KDOT and the consultant team were present to listen to concerns and answer questions. They are seeking public input on potential impacts, benefits and more. Community feedback will inform the preferred alternative and recommendations.

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    Project Details

    Project Name K-254 Corridor Management Plan
    Scope Setting forth an overall land use and access-management strategy for the K-254 corridor.
    StatusPlanning is underway.

    Who to Contact

    Tim Potter
    Public Information Officer
    620-727-2278
    tim.potter@ks.gov

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