Residential road repairs underway in Wichita

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email

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WICHITA, Kan.-- Crews have started to repair residential streets throughout the city of Wichita.

"A real focus of our road work this summer is to try to address a lot of those thermal cracks, those width of the streets cracks," said Ben Nelson, strategic services manager for the city's public works and utilities department.

This year's budget increased from $6 million to $8 million for street maintenance.

The public works department plans to maintain a total of 445 lanes miles, 398 lanes miles of residential streets and 47 lane miles of arterial streets. Last year, the city repaired 132 lanes miles of residential streets.

"It's a good idea to fix them while they're still, you might say, minor problems, rather than waiting until they're a big, major problem," said Bill Klamm, resident.

For a list of streets scheduled for repair in 2014, click here.

To find out when repairs will happen, you call call the street maintenance division at (316) 268-4013.

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