More than six months of construction will keep one of Wichita's busiest intersections bottled up.
Work crews are adding dual left-turn lanes to all four approaches at the 21st and Maize intersection. They will also add a raised median on Maize Road to improve traffic flow turning into the area’s retail locations. Construction is scheduled to be completed by Thanksgiving.
Right now, workers are ripping up pavement in the northeast corner of the intersection. It will take workers six weeks per corner to instalL the turn lanes.
That means, drivers cannot turn left at any part of 21st and Maize.
Traffic is slow because the southside of 21st and the westside of Maize are the only parts allowing thru-traffic.