Transportation

Wellington's location is strengthened by a dynamic multi-modal transportation network. The community is serviced by three major roadways, two major railroad companies, and a municipal airport. All of these work interdependently to increase visibility and accentuate ease and convenience of accessibility and livability in the community.

  • US-81Highway US-81. Entering the town from the north and south is US-81, a two-lane highway that provides access to Wichita and surrounding communities. US-81 provides access to the existing industrial park of Wellington, as well as Sumner Regional Medical Center. North of town, US-81 also provides access to the newest entertainment destination in Kansas, the Kansas Star Casino and Equestrian Events Center.
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  • US-160Highway US-160. In the center of town US-81 connects to US-160, an east/west two-lane highway that provides access to Wellington Lake to the west of town and I-35 (Kansas Turnpike) to the east of town. From the middle of town east to I-35, US-160 carries a daily average of 7,500 to more than 10,000 vehicles per day. It is along this corridor that significant future growth and development is set to occur.
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  • I-35I-35 (Kansas Turnpike). The Kansas Turnpike is an integral asset to the City of Wellington and to businesses who seek to provide tourism/travel-based services. I-35 extends from Mexico to Canada and carries millions of leisure and business travelers each year. I-35 is a primary transportation route for semi-trucks transporting goods or commodities to markets for interstate commerce. The Kansas Turnpike carries a daily average of nearly 20,000 vehicles, many of which are semi-trucks, producing a constant flow of potential customers for your business.
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  • RailroadRailroad. The City of Wellington is serviced by two of the most prominent railroad companies in the United States - Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific. Whether the task is delivering inputs or hauling outputs, the railroad provides industrial businesses with exemplary value by efficiently connecting businesses to major markets throughout the United States.
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  • Airport SignWellington Municipal Airport. Located two miles north of town, along US-81, is the Wellington Municipal Airport. At the airport, planning is currently underway to rehabilitate taxi-ways and to add 1,000 feet of new runway to the north. These projects are viewed as not only municipal investment for continued growth of the airport, but also a protection of flight personnel and their aircraft. The runway extension will increase the capability and efficiency of the airport and, at 5,200 feet, will be more capable of satisfying the needs of larger business aircraft. Whether it is for general aviation or industrial development, city leaders are excited about growth potential at the airport.

 

Transportation Map