Crews to close Mt. Vernon and Hillside Friday
A busy southeast Wichita intersection is closing until next spring.
The city is closing the intersection of Mt. Vernon and Hillside Friday at 9:00 a.m. so crews can make improvements.
Crews will add new turn lanes, drainage and water main improvements and new traffic signals with pedestrian enhancements.
Traffic will be detoured using George Washington Boulevard, Harry and Hydraulic Streets. Electronic message signs will notify motorists in advance of the closure.
The $2.2 million project is funded by general obligation bonds. The estimated completion is scheduled for the spring of 2020.