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Maize school district adjusts to road work on Tyler Road

When school starts Wednesday at Maize, only northbound traffic will be allowed on North Tyler Road, which is being widened between 29th and 37th streets. (Aug. 7, 2015)
When school starts Wednesday at Maize, only northbound traffic will be allowed on North Tyler Road, which is being widened between 29th and 37th streets. (Aug. 7, 2015) The Wichita Eagle

Maize students will not be the only ones facing adjustments on the first day of school Wednesday.

Those who live or drive around Maize South High School, at 37th and Tyler Road, will still see orange cones along part of Tyler.

Wichita is widening Tyler from 29th Street North to 37th Street North. The road has been closed for most of the summer.

When school starts Wednesday, only traffic going north will be allowed, according to a district e-mail sent to Maize parents on Friday. Southbound traffic on Tyler will likely be closed until the road is reopened.

Parents should allow extra time to travel to school, said Lori O’Toole Buselt, communications director for Maize schools, in the e-mail. And for safety reasons, students who walk to school should cross Tyler at 29th or 37th, she said.

Drivers turning onto Tyler from school entrances or exits will be able to only turn left, Buselt said.

The work includes right-turn lanes at main entrances, sidewalks and a new traffic signal. The project is scheduled to be finished in October.

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