Sundgren Road, from Hohneck Road to Muir Road will be closed starting Monday (January 15th) morning for the replacement of an existing, narrow, deteriorated drainage structure with a new rigid frame bridge (RFB) drainage structure. The structure is located on Sundgren Road, 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 RFB and reopening of this section of Sundgren Road is anticipated by March. Of course, completion by this date is dependent on the weather.
Saline County opened bids on the 2017 Reinforced Concrete Box (RCB) and Rigid Frame Bridge (RFB) Package on May 16th. This project consists of the replacement of five existing drainage structures with new RCB or RFB culverts. The low bidder on this particular site was King Construction Company, Inc. of Hesston, Kansas. They were awarded a contract for $103,088.67 for this particular RFB. The project is funded from the 2-mil fund for bridge and culvert replacement. This particular box culvert is fourth of the five to be replaced.