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Gypsum Valley Road

Gypsum Valley Road, from Rose Hill Road to Coronado Heights Road will be closed starting Monday, January 23rd, 2017 for the replacement of the existing deteriorated drainage structures 0.5 mile south of Rose Hill Road with a new rigid frame reinforced concrete box (RFB).  No through traffic will be possible during the construction period and motorists are advised to allow a few extra minutes of travel time to reach their destinations.  Local and emergency traffic will be provided access to private property within the sections of closed road at all times but only from the sides of the construction zone upon which the property lies.  The only times these properties may not be accessible might be during possible critical stages of construction when it is impractical to carry on construction operations and simultaneously allow local traffic.  Completion of the construction of the new RFB and reopening of this section of Gypsum Valley Road is anticipated by the middle of March 2017.  Of course, completion by this date is dependent on the weather.


Kipp Road

A deteriorated drainage structure within the Kyle Railroad right of way where it crosses Kipp Road collapsed and the railroad has been notified.  The location is approximately 0.25 mile south of the Ottawa County line.  Through traffic on Kipp Road will no longer be possible until the Kyle Railroad replaces the structure.  As a result, Saline County Road and Bridge Department closed Kipp Road at the Ottawa County line on the north side of the track crossing and closed Humbargar Road at its intersection with Jasper Road on the south side of the track crossing on January 20, 2017. 
 
There are no residences within the closed sections of road.  Owners of land between the closure locations will still be permitted to access their properties but only from the side of the track upon which their property lies.  Kyle Railroad did not indicate when the drainage structure would be replaced.  Inquiries regarding this closure should be directed to Tracy Adkins with the Kyle Railroad.  His telephone number is (785) 543-70677.  


Lockard Road

Lockard Road, from Gerard Road to Hwy. 81 was closed the afternoon of March 7th, 2017 for the replacement of an existing deteriorated drainage structure with a new reinforced concrete box (RCB) drainage structure.  The structure is located on Lockard Road, 50 feet east of Gerard Road.  No through traffic will be possible during the construction period and motorists are advised to allow a few extra minutes of travel time to reach their destinations.  Completion of the new RCB and reopening of this section of Gerard Road is anticipated by middle of April.  Of course, completion by this date is dependent on the weather. 


Saline County opened bids on the 2016 Reinforced Concrete Box (RCB) Package on June 30, 2016.  This project consists of the replacement of nine existing drainage structures with new reinforced concrete box culverts.  The low bidder was Reece Construction Company, Inc. of Scandia, Kansas.  They were awarded a contract for $614,614.16.  The project is funded from the 2-mil fund for bridge and culvert replacement.  This particular box culvert is eighth of the nine to be replaced.



Mentor Road

Mentor Road, from Cunningham Road to Niles Road will be closed starting February 1st, 2017 for the replacement of the existing narrow, load-posted bridge located approximately 0.6 mile east of Cunningham Road with a new three-span concrete haunched slab bridge.  No through traffic will be possible during the construction period and motorists are advised to allow a few extra minutes of travel time to reach their destinations.  Local and emergency traffic will be provided access to private property within the sections of closed road at all times but only from the sides of the construction zone upon which the property lies.  The only times these properties may not be accessible might be during possible critical stages of construction when it is impractical to carry on construction operations and simultaneously allow local traffic.  Completion of the new bridge and reopening of this section of Mentor Road is anticipated by the middle of July 2017.  Of course, completion by this date is dependent on the weather. 

Saline County opened bids on January 4, 2017.  There were four bidders.  King Construction, Co. Inc. of Hesston, Kansas submitted the low bid of $293,375.50 and was awarded a contract by the Board of County Commissioners on January 17, 2017.  Saline County Road and Bridge Department, Engineering Division, completed all required surveying, hydraulic analysis, bridge geometric design, permitting, and structural design with in-house staff (resulting in cost savings for the taxpayers of Saline County).  


Niles Road

Niles Road, from Cloud Street to Magnolia Road will be closed starting Wednesday morning March 15th 2017, for the replacement of an existing deteriorated drainage structure with a new reinforced concrete box (RCB) drainage structure.  The structure is located on Niles Road, approximately 0.4 mile north of Magnolia Road.  No through traffic will be possible during the construction period and motorists are advised to allow a few extra minutes of travel time to reach their destinations.  Local and emergency traffic will be provided access to private property within the sections of closed road at all times but only from the sides of the construction zone upon which the property lies.  The only times these properties may not be accessible might be during possible critical stages of construction when it is impractical to carry on construction operations and simultaneously allow local traffic. Completion of the new RCB and reopening of this section of Niles Road is anticipated by end of April.  Of course, completion by this date is dependent on the weather.

Thorstenberg Road

Thorstenberg Road, from Dry Creek Road to Cooley Road will be closed starting February 15th 2017, for the replacement of an existing deteriorated drainage structure with a new reinforced concrete box (RCB) drainage structure.  The structure is located on Thorstenberg Road, approximately 0.7 mile east of Dry Creek Road.  No through traffic will be possible during the construction period and motorists are advised to allow a few extra minutes of travel time to reach their destinations.  Local and emergency traffic will be provided access to private property within the sections of closed road at all times but only from the sides of the construction zone upon which the property lies.  The only times these properties may not be accessible might be during possible critical stages of construction when it is impractical to carry on construction operations and simultaneously allow local traffic.  Completion of the new RCB and reopening of this section of Thorstenberg Road is anticipated by the end of March 2017.  Of course, completion by this date is dependent on the weather. 


Saline County opened bids on the 2016 Reinforced Concrete Box (RCB) Package on June 30, 2016.  This project consists of the replacement of nine existing drainage structures with new reinforced concrete box culverts.  The low bidder was Reece Construction Company, Inc. of Scandia, Kansas. They were awarded a contract for $614,614.16.  The project is funded from the 2-mil fund for bridge and culvert replacement.  This particular box culvert is eighth of the nine to be replaced.



Water Well Road

Water Well Road from Link Road to Powers Road will be closed starting Wednesday, July 6th, 2017 to permit the replacement of the deteriorated, corrugated metal, triple-barrel, load-rated (5 tons), crossroad drainage structure on Water Well Road over Spring Creek with a three-span (54’ – 72’ – 54’) concrete haunch slab bridge.  The structure is located 0.4 mile west of Powers Road.  The work at this site is anticipated to be completed by January 18, 2017.  Of course, completion is dependent on unforeseen conditions such as adverse weather. 

Through traffic will be prohibited during the construction period and motorists are advised to allow a few extra minutes of travel time to reach their destinations by alternate routes.  Local and emergency traffic will be provided access to private property within the sections of closed road at all times but only from the side of the project site upon which the property lies.  The only times these properties may not be accessible might be during possible critical stages of construction when it is impractical to carry on construction operations and simultaneously allow local traffic.  

Saline County opened bids on the Water Well Road Bridge Replacement on April 11, 2016.  The low bidder was King Construction Company, Inc. of Hesston, Kansas.  They were awarded a contract for $596,374.00.  The project funded from the 2-mil fund for bridge and culvert replacement.