by Denise Hnytka (WICHITA, Kan)
A public meeting was held Tuesday about a construction project planned for Maize Road. It affects people who drive on Maize from Kellogg south to Pawnee.
That area is mainly residential, and during the day, traffic appears to flow just fine. But it is during the before and after work hours that people who live here say this two-lane road can get very congested.
Rachel Neil lives near Maize and Pawnee, where a four-million dollar road project is about to begin. She says some of the problem has to do with a child care center nearby, especially when parents are dropping off and picking up their kids.
"It's horrible when people are trying to take a left out of there," she said. "People get pretty frustrated pretty quickly."
The plan is to widen the road to two lanes in each direction, plus a center turn lane. A new traffic light will also be put up at Maize and Pawnee. Sidewalks along Maize will also be paved.