Crews working to make repairs on Ridge Road

Wichita city crews are working to make repairs on a section of Ridge Road. Part of the road buckled Tuesday afternoon. (KSN Photo)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita city crews are starting to repair a massive crack on Ridge Road. It formed late Tuesday afternoon in the 300 block, near Second Street and Brunswick.

Alan King, Wichita Public Works and Utilities Director, told KSN News on Tuesday night that the heat over the last few days may have caused the road to buckle.

Though the damage is not always this extensive, Wichitans should expect to see more as the summer goes on.

Right now, the street is down to one lane as crews work to make the repair. City officials say crews are removing the material on either side of the crack and pouring in new concrete.

According to Alan King, the road should be repaired by this weekend.


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