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Amos Road

The Amos Road bridge over an unnamed tributary to 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 K4 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. 

 

Coronado Heights Road 

The Coronado Heights Road bridge over Pewee Creek was closed January 26, 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 east of Ohio Street.  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. 

 

Lapsley Road 

Lapsley Road from Ohio Street to Hopkins Road was closed Monday, October 5th, for the replacement of the Lapsley Road bridge over an unnamed tributary of the Smoky Hill River.  The bridge is located 0.7 mile east of Ohio Street.  The work at this site is anticipated to be completed by the end of February 2016.  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.  

 

Reese Road

The bridge over West Spring Creek on Reese Road between Water Well Road and Farrelly Road was closed  November 25th. 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.

 

 Rose Hill Road 

Rose Hill Road from Amos Road to Solomon Road was closed Monday, November 16th, for the replacement of an existing deteriorated drainage structure with a new reinforced concrete box (RCB) drainage structure.  The structure is located 0.4 mile west of Solomon Road.  The work at this site is anticipated to be completed by the end of December 2015.  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. 

 

Simpson Road

Simpson Road from Magnolia Road to Water Well Road was closed Monday, January 11th, for the replacement of an existing deteriorated drainage structure with a new reinforced concrete box (RCB) drainage structure.  The structure is located on Simpson Road 0.3 mile north of Schilling Road.  The work at this site is anticipated to be completed by the end of February 2016.  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.