(WICHITA, Kan.) — If you've driven by 21st and Maize Road this week, you've probably seen the new yellow barriers jutting out of the roadway along Maize Road.
They're there to prevent left turns that have been stopping up traffic in that area.
The city says those barriers will be in place for at least 30 days.
“The simulated median will help the City test the impact of traffic changes being considered for construction next year,” says Paul Gunzelman, Traffic Engineer for the City of Wichita in a press release.
After the 30 days, the markers may be removed or left in place depending on the results. The city says access to Dillons and Walgreens will still be available from either direction along 21st Street and for right turns off of Maize.
"I was kind of happy they did it, it made me feel a little safer. I usually take the back way in through the Walmart parking lot because I always thought it was a little dangerous over there (Maize)." said Jennifer Lehr.