Road construction causes headache for drivers

Road construction causes headache for drivers


A MAJOR HEADACHE FOR SOME IN TOPEKA TRYING TO GET TO WEEKEND ACTIVITES. KSNT NEWS REPORTER DAN GARRETT IS LIVE TONIGHT — DAN WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT THE CONSTRUCTION IMPACTING THEIR DRIVES?MOLLY — SOME SAY THE CONSTRUCTION IS A COMPLETE NIGHTMARE. WHILE OTHERS SAY SEEING SIGNS LIKE THESE ALL AROUND TOWN AS CREWS WORK TO FIX UP THE ROADS — IS JUST A PART OF LIVING IN TOPEKA. NATS CLOSED EXITS – BLOCKED OFF LANES – THESE SIGHTS CAN BE SEEN ALL AROUND TOPEKA. “my stepdaughter Amy goes to Kansas City and she is always complaining about it and I have to go to Vermillion Kansas and I have to go the long way around because there’s detours.” FRAN SCHRIENER IS A TOPEKA NATIVE AND SAYS THERE IS TOO MUCH CONSTRUCTION IN THE AREA AND IT INTERFERES WITH BIG EVENTS LIKE THE SHAWNEE COUNTY FAIR. “if they didn’t have all the detours and stuff, I bet there would be a lot more people coming.” NATS JAMES WILLARD HAS LIVED IN TOPEKA HIS ENTIRE LIFE AND SAYS THE CONSTRUCTION IS JUST ONE A PART OF THE TERRITORY LIVING IN TOPEKA. “I think that’s life in Topeka in the summers you can’t get construction work done in the winters, you have to get it done in the summer and there is a lot of work to be continually done and it’s never actually finished.” AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THE CONSTRUCTION IS HURTING LOCAL EVENTS. SHIRLEY SCHULZ HAS WORKED AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE SHAWNEE COUNTY FAIR BOARD FOR OVER A YEAR. SHE SAYS WITH THE LOCATION OF THE FAIR — THANKFULLY THE CONSTRUCTION DOESN’T IMPACT THE ATTENDENCE NUMBERS. “since we tend to be so central that everybody coming off the highway can come on in.” AND BECAUSE OF THAT — IT’S NOT STOPPING FRAN FROM PAYING THE FAIR A VISIT. “because I live in Topeka but I’m sure if I was in Kansas City or Vermillion Kansas where I’m originally from I wouldn’t be able to come… Not that good of a driver LaughsI REACHED OUT TO K-DOT TO SEE WHEN THE CONSTRUCTION ON THIS ROAD WILL BE DONE BUT DID NOT RECEIVED A RESPONSE. LIVE IN TOPEKA. DAN GARRETT, KSNT NEWS

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