Clearance of E. Kellogg construction good news for drivers, businesses

Published: Nov. 19, 2019 at 12:16 PM CST
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The City of Wichita says it will open

all the way to K-96 Thursday.

The city tells Eyewitness News two lanes of traffic will be open in both directions. A third lane will still be closed for shoulder work.

The Webb Road section is on schedule. Adjustments were made and now Greenwich is ahead of schedule, according to the city.

The progress is good news for businesses along that stretch of Kellogg, including Dandales Boots. Dandales owners had to close for six months in 2017 because of the construction, as customers didn't have a way to get to the store. Dandales was able to re-open and the store manager, Amy Prather, says they are excited to have most of the construction done.

"We are so excited, it will be nice to tell people all the roads are open, we are easy to get to," says Prather.

Prather says because of the construction, their parking lot was cut in half. She says despite some changes outside their doors, they are looking forward to continuing to serve customers.

"We have it fully stocked and ready to go for Christmas," says Prather.

Drivers will see orange barrels and workers through the springtime.

The speed limit will be 40 mph while construction continues.

An opening ceremony is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.