The Wichita Police Department arrested a man for hit-and-run and driving with a suspended license after his pickup hit a 4-year-old boy crossing an intersection with his mother early Monday morning in downtown Wichita.
A motorist faces an $873 fine in Shawnee County District Court after Kansas Highway Patrol troopers clocked a vehicle speeding at 133 mph in a 65 mph zone, according to a Twitter post from Sunday night.
From left to right, Kansas Senator Rick Billinger; Mary Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower; Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Secretary Brad Loveless; and Kansas Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz participated in I-70’s 50th anniversary celebration this morning at the Kanorado weigh station.
Following success with the Maple Street Corridor project that the City of Wichita said “has been successful in reducing primary corridor travel times by more than three minutes,” the city turns its attention to Douglas Avenue with plans to speed up the commute through downtown.
Both projects will replace the undersized drainage system and widen the road to accommodate three lanes, one lane in each direction and a center two-way left turn lane, as well as on-street bike lanes. New sidewalks on both sides of each street will also be included.
The day after Christmas is considered one of the busiest travel days of the year, but AAA (Triple-A) shows 2019 sets a new record with 3.9 million more people traveling this holiday week compared to this time last year.