(WICHITA, Kan.) — “They get up here, they get frustrated, maybe they've waited awhile, with slow moving traffic,” said Trooper Gary Warner of the Kansas Highway Patrol. Traffic's been slow-moving on a very busy Wichita highway today. The problem? A new construction zone.
Road crews began work on a bridge over the Little Arkansas River. To do that they had to shut-down some lanes on I-235 in Wichita.
Crews shut the northbound lanes of I-235.down to one lane early Monday morning. That closure begins where Meridian and K-96 merge with I-235 and ends just east of the bridge.
I-235 is one of the busiest roads in Wichita, with many using it to quickly move from one end of the city to the other on a daily basis. The lane closures brought that traffic to a halt several times Monday morning and, though things did improve as the day went on, by the late afternoon traffic was slowing back down as the afternoon rush hour picked up....