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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. 

 

Thompson Road

Thompson Road from Humbargar Road to Lockard Road was closed to through traffic June 2, 2014 to permit Saline County Road and Bridge Department staff the opportunity to perform detailed assessments of the condition of the 240-foot long bridge over the Saline River.  This closure was prompted by recent observed changes in the condition of the bridge.  Closure of this road does not cut off access to any private properties as there are several alternate routes around this area. 

The bridge was posted at 15-ton maximum load many years ago and has been inspected and monitored frequently throughout that time period.  Despite the posting, drivers of loaded semi trailer trucks weighing 40 or more tons and tractors towing grain carts which present even worse load combinations than semi trailer trucks have been observed to continue crossing the bridge.

Federal  law requires that bridges that cannot be certified to carry at least a specified minimum load must be closed to protect public safety.  It is not known at this time how long this section of road will be closed.  Closure of this bridge should have minimal impact on grain harvest traffic as use of this bridge by semi trailer truck traffic was already illegal due to the load posting.

 

Smolan Road 

Smolan Road from Burma Road to Interstate Highway 135 will be closed to through traffic on Monday, June 8th, morning to permit construction of an asphalt pavement overlay. The work is projected to be completed by the end of Friday, June 12th.  Of course, completion is dependent on unforeseen conditions such as adverse weather. 

Local and emergency traffic will be provided access to private property within the sections of closed road at all times.  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.