State Street between Muir Road and Lightville Road will be closed Monday, July 22nd for the replacement of an existing drainage structure with a new reinforced concrete box (RCB) drainage structure. The structure is just west of Lightville Road. The work at this site is anticipated to be completed by the middle of September. 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 west side of the project site. 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 2012 Reinforced Concrete Box (RCB) Package on August 20, 2012. This project consists of the replacement of two existing drainage structures with new reinforced concrete box culverts. The low bidder on both sites was L & M Contractors, Inc. of Great Bend, Kansas. They were awarded a contract for $186,518.00. The project is funded from the 2-mil fund for bridge and culvert replacement. This particular box culvert is the second of the two to be replaced.