Section of County Road to Close for Project

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salinecountylogoA section of a Saline County road will be closed next week for a road work project.

Powers Road from Kirtland Road to Armstrong Road will be closed Monday, November 14th for the replacement of an existing drainage structure with a new reinforced concrete box (RCB) drainage structure. The structure is located 0.5 mile north of Armstrong Road. The work at this site is anticipated to be completed by the end of December. 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.

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 the first of the nine to be replaced.

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