Frontage roads will open along East Kellogg

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Drivers by now are used to navigating through the cones and construction areas along East Kellogg. 

Economy Engravers has seen a lot of the progress being made to improve traffic here but it hasn't been easy for his business.

Kevin Kufahl, Economy Engravers owner, said, “July and August were pretty terrible as far as sales numbers. I was still busy, I'm always busy but there was definitely a decrease."

But starting Saturday, the frontage roads will open which will possibly bring some relief for this business and others along this stretch of East Kellogg.

Kufahl said, “At least people will know how to get here. They will be able to drive right to me.”

That change happens at 7 a.m. The frontage roads from Greenwich to Zelta will open.

The Kansas Turnpike Authority says drivers will most likely use these frontage roads to travel for the next couple of years.

Jeri Biehler with Kansas Turnpike Authority said, “This traffic change is really going to facilitate that actual construction of Kellogg. Up until now the contractor has been working to prepare the frontage roads and utilities so they could move traffic.”

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