WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) – A development task on Kellogg that will extend from east Wichita to Andover will take many years, but it could’ve been much worse.

“I hope I am alive to see it completed,” mentioned Debbie Maltbie, who life around Kellogg. 

Maltbie was at the east Kellogg construction meeting Tuesday where by the Kansas Office of Transportation talked about its plans to create a new highway all the way to Andover future 12 months.

Even so, after just having done with a few many years of Kellogg design, she’s a minimal nervous to commence a lot more.

“It will be a minor painful, you know, throughout building and the understanding curve of finding about,” she said. 

KDOT Style and design Director Calvin Reed says this time, the wait around will be considerably shorter. In truth, he says the staff received resourceful and now shaved 3 several years off of it by combining the structure and building teams which lowered the completion day to 2025. 

“We’re not fully creating the undertaking, we are basically going to find a contractor and designer workforce to occur and style and design the challenge for us and begin building as rapidly as doable,” Reed stated. 

Gary Metzger, who lives in close proximity to Kellogg, claims this is a undertaking extended overdue.

“It is one thing that’s been required for years, we have watched it, watch the targeted traffic get worse and even worse.”

He is referring to how traffic backs up all through hurry hour, at times for miles, in close proximity to his residence at 143rd and Kellogg.

While Maltbie is surely a great deal much less fired up for the undertaking than Metzger, they both of those agree on one matter.

“It truly is going to take time, it is going to be a headache but it truly is heading to be perfectly worthy of it when it is really completed,” Metzger reported. 

“It’s going to be agonizing, but I know in the extensive run, it’s going to be well worth it just like the rest of Kellogg was. I am hunting forward to becoming done,” stated Maltbie