Northwest Wichita road construction nearing completion

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

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WICHITA, Kan.--- Road work on Maize Road between 29th and Central Park Street is expected to be completed by Labor Day.

"Whenever we're narrowing something down, that's as wide as Maize Road, down to two lanes, obviously it has an impact on people," said Ben Nelson, Wichita Public Works. "We have projects like that every year that hit in different parts of town, so we try to finish up as quickly as we can to minimize the amount of traffic disruptions that we have."

The City of Wichita has been working on a project to add an additional lane of traffic on the west of Maize Road for future development.

The plan is also to install an underground storm water system on the west side in place of the ditch, provide a center left-turn lane, and a sidewalk along the west side of Maize Road.

The project began around Memorial Day and is expected to be completed by September 1.

Another project on 29th Street, between Ridge and Hoover, will be reconstructed into a three-lane roadway and a new storm sewer will be added. That project is expected to be completed by the end of October.

For more information on road projects in Wichita, click here, under the Construction Bulletin tab.

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