Wichita’s fifth-busiest intersection will undergo a major facelift next year if the Wichita City Council signs off on the $2.9 million project at its meeting on Tuesday.
The project, which will install dual left-turn lanes at all four approaches to 21st and Maize Road, is scheduled to begin in the spring and continue through November.
Both roads will remain open through the duration of the project, but left turns will be restricted at times.
The City Council voted in August to spend $250,000 for the design of the project.
City engineer Jim Armour said 48,000 vehicles a day pass through the intersection.
Wichita police records show there were 37 accidents at the intersection in 2010, which ranked seventh on the list of the city’s most dangerous.