Maybe you have to be an urban planner to comprehend how the best railroad overpass for 21st Street could be one that veers nearly to 23rd Street, leaving 21st as is for local traffic. It’s hard to figure why such a complex solution would be less expensive, too — $28 million, compared with $40 million for a traditional overpass at 21st. When the Wichita City Council gets a look at the proposal later this month, the best reason to proceed may be what sounds like positive feedback from affected neighbors and businesses. But city leaders also must seek the solution that best serves the broader community goal of turning 21st Street into an inviting corridor for commerce.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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