WICHway is the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) for the highway network in Wichita, Kansas. It is owned and operated by the Kansas Department of Transportation in cooperation with many partners including Sedgwick County, City of Wichita, Kansas Highway Patrol, Kansas Turnpike Authority, Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, and Federal Highway Administration.
The WICHway network has 35 closed circuit cameras, 43 traffic sensors and 21 dynamic message signs. A Traffic Management Center at the Sedgwick County Public Safety Building is operated Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. with 911 operators at the control console.
Improvement and expansion of the system is an ongoing operation. By the spring of 2014, six additional cameras and two message signs will be added. Plans for another expansion are being prepared and should be ready for contractor bids in April 2014.