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Crawford Street

The Crawford Street bridge over an unnamed tributary to Gypsum Creek which is located 100 feet east of Gypsum Valley Road was inspected on April 18, 2017 in accordance with the FHWA-mandated bridge inspection program requirements.  As a result of this inspection the bridge was closed on April 18, 2017 to permit the Saline County Road and Bridge Department Engineering staff the opportunity to perform a more 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.


Gypsum Valley Road

Gypsum Valley Road, from Rose Hill Road to Coronado Heights Road will be closed starting Monday, January 23rd, 2017 for the replacement of the existing deteriorated drainage structures 0.5 mile south of Rose Hill Road with a new rigid frame reinforced concrete box (RFB).  No through traffic will be possible 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 sides of the construction zone 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.  Completion of the construction of the new RFB and reopening of this section of Gypsum Valley Road is anticipated by the middle of March 2017.  Of course, completion by this date is dependent on the weather.


Link Road

Link Road from State Street to Crawford Street was closed April 25th, 2017 and will remain so for an indeterminate length of time.  This closure was prompted by the discovery of a undermining culvert pipe located at the half mile line.  It is believed that the undermining may become worse if the forecasted rains materialize.  

This is a non-graveled earth road and is currently wet and impassable thus preventing Saline County Road and Bridge Department crews from even getting to the culvert to effect repairs until the road dries.


Magnolia Road

Magnolia Road, from Markley Road to Kipp Road will be closed to through traffic starting Thursday May 25th, to allow crews from APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Division to place an asphalt leveling course and overlay.  Closing the road to through traffic, while admittedly an inconvenience to the traveling public, greatly enhances safety for the paving crews and the traveling public as well.  In addition, there is the very important added benefit of more rapid completion and reopening of each section of road.  

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 residences and businesses within this section of closed road.  The only times specific properties may not be accessible for a short period of time might be when work operations temporarily block a given driveway.  

Saline County opened bids on the County Wide Hot-Mix Patching, Leveling & Surface Course, and Profile Milling project on March 8th.  This project consists of leveling/overlaying Country Club Road from Simpson Road to Amos Road and leveling/overlaying Magnolia Road from the Salina city limits to Kipp Road.  The Country Club Road portion of this project was completed earlier this spring.  In addition, the project includes asphalt paving patching at various locations throughout Saline County.  The low bidder was APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Division.  They were awarded a contract for $1,333,495.00 by the Saline County Board of Commissioners on March 14th.  The work on Magnolia Road will begin at Markley Road and will proceed eastward toward Kipp Road.  Work will be discontinued during wheat harvest.


Mentor Road


Mentor Road, from Cunningham Road to Niles Road will be closed starting February 1st, 2017 for the replacement of the existing narrow, load-posted bridge located approximately 0.6 mile east of Cunningham Road with a new three-span concrete haunched slab bridge.  No through traffic will be possible 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 sides of the construction zone 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.  Completion of the new bridge and reopening of this section of Mentor Road is anticipated by the middle of July 2017.  Of course, completion by this date is dependent on the weather. 

Saline County opened bids on January 4, 2017.  There were four bidders.  King Construction, Co. Inc. of Hesston, Kansas submitted the low bid of $293,375.50 and was awarded a contract by the Board of County Commissioners on January 17, 2017.  Saline County Road and Bridge Department, Engineering Division, completed all required surveying, hydraulic analysis, bridge geometric design, permitting, and structural design with in-house staff (resulting in cost savings for the taxpayers of Saline County).