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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. 


Farrelly Road

Farrelly Road from Old Hwy. 81 to Ohio Street will be closed February 23rd through March 1st to permit a Saline County Road and Bridge Department crew to replace an existing deteriorated cross road culvert pipe and clean ditches.



Gypsum Valley Road

Gypsum Valley Road, from Rose Hill Road to Coronado Heights Road will be closed starting Monday, January 23rd, 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.


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.  


Kipp Road

A deteriorated drainage structure within the Kyle Railroad right of way where it crosses Kipp Road collapsed and the railroad has been notified.  The location is approximately 0.25 mile south of the Ottawa County line.  Through traffic on Kipp Road will no longer be possible until the Kyle Railroad replaces the structure.  As a result, Saline County Road and Bridge Department closed Kipp Road at the Ottawa County line on the north side of the track crossing and closed Humbargar Road at its intersection with Jasper Road on the south side of the track crossing. 
 
There are no residences within the closed sections of road.  Owners of land between the closure locations will still be permitted to access their properties but only from the side of the track upon which their property lies.  Kyle Railroad did not indicate when the drainage structure would be replaced.  Inquiries regarding this closure should be directed to Tracy Adkins with the Kyle Railroad.  His telephone number is (785) 543-70677.  


Magnolia Road

Magnolia Road, from Hohneck Road to Muir Road will be closed starting February 12th, for the replacement of an existing deteriorated drainage structure with a new reinforced concrete box (RCB) drainage structure.  The structure is located on Magnolia Road, approximately 0.1 mile west of Muir Road.  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 RCB and reopening of this section of Magnolia Road is anticipated by the middle of March.  Of course, completion by this date is dependent on the 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.  This particular box culvert is seventh of the nine to be replaced.


Mentor Road

Mentor Road, from Cunningham Road to Niles Road will be closed starting February 1st, 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).  


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.


Shipton Road

Shipton Road, from Cunningham Road to Niles Road will be closed starting February 27th, for the replacement of an existing deteriorated drainage structure with a new reinforced concrete box (RCB) drainage structure.  The structure is located on Shipton Road, approximately 0.15 mile west of Niles Road.  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 RCB and reopening of this section of Shipton Road is anticipated by end of March.  Of course, completion by this date is dependent on the weather.


Thorstenberg Road

Thorstenberg Road, from Dry Creek Road to Cooley Road will be closed starting February 15th at midday, for the replacement of an existing deteriorated drainage structure with a new reinforced concrete box (RCB) drainage structure.  The structure is located on Thorstenberg Road, approximately 0.7 mile east of Dry Creek Road.  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 RCB and reopening of this section of Thorstenberg Road is anticipated by the end of March.  Of course, completion by this date is dependent on the 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.  This particular box culvert is eighth of the nine to be replaced.



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.