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Amos Road

The Amos Road bridge over an unnamed tributary on Hobbs Creek was closed April 10, 2015 to permit the Saline County Road and Bridge Department Engineering staff the opportunity to perform a detailed assessment of the condition of the bridge.  The bridge is approximately 0.5 mile north of K-4 Highway.  The closure of this bridge does not cut off access to any private properties. 

Federal law requires that bridges that cannot be certified to carry at least a three-ton load must be closed to protect public safety.  It is not known at this time how long this bridge will be closed. 


Donmyer Road

Donmyer Road from Country Club Road the Smoky Hill River bridge will be closed to through traffic beginning tomorrow morning, Tuesday, November 8th to permit a Saline County Road and Bridge Department crew to place earth wedges along each edge of the pavement.  Going forward, the road will be closed each day until the work is completed or unless/until the weather does not permit work to proceed.  ROAD CLOSURE WILL BE ONLY BETWEEN 8:00 A.M. AND 4:00 P.M. EACH DAY.  THE ROAD WILL BE REOPENED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC EACH EVENING AND REMAIN SO UNTIL 8:00 A.M. THE NEXT MORNING.  THE ROAD WILL NOT BE CLOSED AND NO WORK WILL BE DONE ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH, (VETERANS DAY HOLIDAY) OR DURING WEEKENDS.  WORK (AND ROAD CLOSURE) WILL RESUME AT 8:00 A.M. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH, MORNING.  

Owners of land along Donmyer Road from Country Club Road to the Smoky Hill River bridge will still be permitted to access their properties from the side of the work zone upon which their property lies.  However, delays should be anticipated if there are conflicts between the on-going work zone and access to a specific property.


Holmes Road

The Holmes Road bridge over an unnamed tributary to the Smoky Hill River which is located 0.4 mile south of Salemsborg Road will be closed October 12th to permit the Saline County Road and Bridge Department Engineering staff the opportunity to perform a detailed assessment of the condition of the bridge.  The closure of this bridge does not cut off access to any private properties.  

Federal law requires that bridges that cannot be certified to carry at least a three-ton load must be closed to protect public safety.  It is not known at this time how long this bridge will be closed.  

Powers Road

Powers Road from Kirtland Road to Armstrong Road will be closed Monday (November 14th) for the replacement of an existing drainage structure with a new reinforced concrete box (RCB) drainage structure.  The structure is located 0.5 mile north of Armstrong Road.  The work at this site is anticipated to be completed by the end of December.  Of course, completion is dependent on unforeseen conditions such as adverse weather. 

Through traffic will be restricted 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 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.  


Reese Road

The bridge over West Spring Creek on Reese Road between Water Well Road and Farrelly Road was closed  November 25th. 2015 due to being structurally deficient and functionally obsolete.

The April 21, 2015 Request for Action (RFA) which was approved unanimously by the Saline Board of County Commissioners authorized the construction of a new bridge on Wyman Road (one mile west of Reese Road) over West Spring Creek between Water Well Road and Farrelly Road in lieu of a new bridge on Reese Road.  The RFA also stated that the existing Reese Road bridge would be closed upon completion of the new Wyman bridge.  The Wyman bridge was completed and reopening to traffic on November 13th.  Closure of the existing Reese Road bridge should have minimum impact on agricultural activity and fire response since that bridge was load posted and could not be legally used by operators of heavy trucks and farm equipment.


Water Well Road

Water Well Road from Link Road to Powers Road will be closed starting Wednesday, July 6th, 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.