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City Announces Improvements To Traffic Around Southeast High

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City of Wichita
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A map depicting the planned traffic changes around Southeast High.

The City of Wichita is making improvements to traffic in the area around the new Southeast High School, located at 127th Street East and Pawnee in south Wichita.

Council member Pete Meitzner says the city conducted traffic counts before the school opened last spring, and again after it opened.

“We were able to take additional traffic counts, and we were able to determine what would be the best use of the taxpayer funds related to stop signs, speed limits for safety reasons and traffic lights," he said Thursday at the mayor's weekly briefing.

The speed limit along Pawnee in front of Southeast High has been reduced from 55 to 40 miles per hour. A 4-way stop will be installed next month at the intersection in front of the school.

The intersection at 127th Street and Harry will also be converted into a 4-way stop next month; the city plans on installing a traffic signal there by next fall.

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