Pole Position Causing Confusion For NE Wichita Residents

By: Jared Cerullo Email
By: Jared Cerullo Email

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Friday, June 18, 2010

People taking a stroll are coming face to face with a power pole right in the middle of the sidewalk in a northeast Wichita neighborhood.

Area residents who use the sidewalk contacted KAKE News when they say they could not get anywhere trying to get the sidewalk rerouted.

Westar Energy told us crews planted the circuit tie, as the pole is known, about three weeks ago. Westar says they applied for a permit to route the sidewalk around the pole, but they say they were denied the permit to do so by the city of Wichita.

Wichita Public Works tells us they plan to give the work to a contractor and then bill Westar after the work is finished. They say the job will be done next week.

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