Big Changes for Wanamaker in the Works

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An almost $90,000 project puts Topeka tax payers back where they started. The city of Topeka began work a couple weeks ago to put in a center median along a stretch of Wanamaker in front of Best Buy, Plaza West Shopping Center and Walmart.

But the business owners complained saying it cut off customer access.
Stopping the project and putting the street back to normal will cost $86,000 so far, all at the expense of tax payers.

City officials say they will ask those property owners to partially foot the bill. In the spring, the city will install triangular medians at the entrances to Best Buy, Walmart, and Plaza West Shopping Center to force right turns out.

That project will cost approximately $135,000 coming from funds already earmarked for improvements.