Construction to close McLean Boulevard in Wichita until April

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Part of McLean Boulevard near downtown Wichita will close next week and will remain closed until next April. 

The City of Wichita said in a news release that the closure of McLean between Maple and Douglas begins Monday. It will allow for street an infrastructure improvements for the city's new baseball stadium

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Traffic will be detoured to the east utilizing Douglas, Main, Market, and Lewis/Waterman streets. Designated detour routes will be signed for both northbound and southbound traffic. 

“We realize there may be more alternative routes for some residents, but by sending motorists to the east, we can establish one detour route than we anticipate will remain viable throughout the whole construction process,” said Assistant City Engineer Paul Gunzelman.

The closure will allow the workers to remove existing pavement and begin relocating the 36-inch waterline. Following the completion of the waterline work, McLean Boulevard will be reconstructed on the new alignment approved by City Council in April. 

Electronic message signs will be posted along McLean Boulevard to provide detour assistance.