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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. 


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. 


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.


Salemsborg Road

Salemsborg Road from Burma Road to Halstead Road will be closed to through traffic from Monday, August 15th, through the end of the day on Monday, August 29th, to permit a Saline County Road and Bridge Department crew to replace an existing deteriorated metal cross road culvert pipe with a new short span drainage structure. The site is located 0.5 mile east of Burma Road.  

Owners of land along Salemsborg Road between Burma Road and Halstead Road will still be permitted to access their properties during the designated construction period but only from the side of the work zone upon which their property lies.

Soderberg Road

Soderberg Road from Sundgren Road to Rose Hill Road will be closed Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, for the replacement of two existing deteriorated drainage structures with new reinforced concrete box (RCB) drainage structures.  The structures are located on Soderberg Road 0.20 mile and 0.35 mile south of Sundgren Road.  The work at these sites are anticipated to be completed by the end of September 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.  


Tyler Road

Tyler Road from Sundgren Road to Rose Hill Road will be closed Monday May 9th 2016 to allow Saline County Road & Bridge Department improve the road to be an emergency response detour.  The work is anticipated to be completed by the middle of June.  Of course, completion is dependent on unforeseen conditions such as adverse weather.

 

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.