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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. 


Holmes Road

Construction of two new reinforced concrete boxes (RCBs) to replace existing deteriorated, narrow, timber drainage structures will begin on Monday (January 16th).  The structures are located on Holmes Road, 0.45 and 0.6 mile south of Water Well Road.  Work at these sites is anticipated to be completed by mid-March 2017.  Of course, completion is dependent on unforeseen conditions such as adverse 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.  These particular box culverts are the fifth and sixth of the nine to be replaced.


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.  


Muir Road

Construction of a new reinforced concrete box (RCB) to replace an existing deteriorated drainage structure began today Tuesday January 3rd.  The structure is located on Muir Road, 0.5 mile south of Crawford Street.  Work at this site is anticipated to be completed by the middle of February 2017.  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.  


Woodward Road

Construction of a new reinforced concrete box (RCB) to replace an existing deteriorated drainage structure will begin on Wednesday (December 14th).  The structure is located on Woodward Road, 0.4 mile south of Rose Hill Road.  Work at this site is anticipated to be completed by the end of January 2017.  Of course, completion is dependent on unforeseen conditions such as adverse weather. 

A shoofly has been constructed around the work site to permit limited local traffic to continue to use this section of road during construction of the new RCB.  However, through traffic is encouraged to use other routes and allow a few extra minutes of travel time to reach their destinations.