SALINE COUNTY – There will be consecutive “rolling closures” of Country Club Road from Simpson Road east to the Saline/Dickinson county line, Kipp Road from Country Club Road to K-4 Highway, and Magnolia Road from Kipp Road west to the Salina city limits beginning Thursday morning, December 7th, to permit APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Division, to place and compact aggregate shoulder surfacing.
“Rolling closure” means that only one mile of the designated section of road will be closed at any given time. After it is completed, that mile will be reopened and the next mile closed and so on. It is anticipated that the project will take up to seven working days to complete. ROAD CLOSURE WILL BE ONLY BETWEEN 8 A.M. AND 4 P.M. EACH DAY. THE ROAD WILL BE REOPENED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC EACH EVENING AND REMAIN SO UNTIL 8 A.M. THE NEXT MORNING.
The aggregate surfacing is being placed over the earth shouldering material placed earlier this year by Saline County Road and Bridge department crews. The earth shouldering capped with aggregate surfacing will help extend the life of the pavement and, more importantly, add a measure of safety for the traveling public. The shouldering allows an opportunity for a driver to correct his/her steering in the event their passenger-side tires leave the edge of the pavement.
Owners of land along Country Club Road from Simpson Road east to the Saline/Dickinson county line, Kipp Road from Country Club Road to K-4 Highway, and Magnolia Road from Kipp Road west to the Salina city limits will still be permitted to access their properties. However, delays should be anticipated if there are conflicts between the on-going work zone and access to a specific property.
Saline County opened bids on Project No. 16-5346 “Aggregate Shoulder Construction” on March 9, 2017. The low bidder on the project was APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Division. The Saline Board of County Commissioners awarded a contract to APAC for $277,219.20.