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Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Closed Holidays & Weekends

 

Saline County Engineer

Neil Cable P.E.

3424 Airport Road

Salina, Kansas 67401

Phone: 785-826-6527

Fax: 785-826-6529

 

Saline County Surveyor

Terry Mattison, R.L.S.

3424 Airport Road

Salina, Kansas 67401

Phone: 785-833-7376

Fax: 785-826-6529

 

 

Survey Monuments

Engineering Division

The Engineering Division within the Road and Bridge Department is responsible for.....

Entrance and Utility Permits

Bridge Design and Inspection

Road Design and Inspection

Road Closure Postings

Traffic Control Studies

Culvert and Small Structure Inspection

Survey Monument Records

Support for Other Departments when Requested 

Road Closures

Country Club Rd ( Gypsum Valley Rd to Donmyer Rd)

Country Club Road from Gypsum Valley Road to Donmyer Road will be closed Monday, February 12th, for the replacement of the deteriorated concrete deck on the existing triple-barrel reinforced concrete box (RCB) drainage structure located on the immediate east side of the Country Club Road/Gypsum Valley Road intersection. 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. Owners of land along Country Club Road from Gypsum Valley Road to Donmyer Road will still be permitted to access their properties from the east side of the work zone. Completion of the new RCB deck and reopening of this section of Country Club Road is anticipated by the end of April. Of course, completion by this date is dependent on the weather.


Saline County opened bids on the Reinforced Concrete Box (RCB) Deck Replacement Project on April 20, 2017. The low bidder was L&M Contractors, Inc. of Great Bend, Kansas. They were awarded a contract for $164,890.25. The project is funded from the 2-mil fund for bridge and culvert replacement.

 

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Falun Road and Burma Road

Saline County Road and Bridge Department crews will be placing shouldering materials along each side of several county roads this spring and summer. Road closures, while an inconvenience, are necessary in order to do this work as safely as possible for both the traveling public and the workers.

Shouldering work will begin tomorrow and continue next week (April 20th through April 27th). Assuming weather or other unforeseen factors do not interfere, the work schedule is as follows:

1. Friday, April 20th and Monday, April 23rd: Falun Road from Interstate 135 to Burma Road

2. Tuesday, April 24th through Friday, April 27th: Burma Road from Falun Road to Farrelly Road

In each of the above cases, the identified road between the indicated limits will be closed to through traffic and motorists will be required to use alternate routes. Traffic to/from destinations within the section of closed road will be accommodated; however, delays should be expected.

A “rolling closure” procedure will be utilized to conduct the work by the county crew for this third case. “Rolling closure” means that only one mile of the designated section of road will be closed at any given time. After work is completed, that mile will be reopened and the next mile closed and so on.

ROAD CLOSURE WILL BE ONLY BETWEEN 8:00 A.M. AND 4:00 P.M. EACH DAY FOR ALL THREE OF THE ABOVE SECTIONS OF ROAD. THE ROAD WILL BE REOPENED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC EACH EVENING AND REMAIN SO UNTIL 8:00 A.M. THE NEXT MORNING.

Shouldering will help extend the life of the pavement and thus result in cost savings for taxpayers. More importantly, the shouldering will add a measure of safety for the traveling public. Shoulders allow an opportunity for a driver to correct his/her steering in the event their passenger-side tires leave the edge of the pavement.

Halstead Road (Armstrong Rd to State St.)

Halstead Road from Armstrong Road to State Street will be closed starting Friday, December 15th, to permit rehabilitation of the existing bridge over Mulberry Creek to begin. The existing bridge is 276 feet long, consisting of five spans (48 feet–60 feet–60 feet–60 feet–48 feet) and has a roadway width of 24 feet. It was designed for a HS15 truck load in accordance with the A.A.S.H.O Specifications, 1949 Edition and was constructed in 1955. A.A.S.H.O. was the forerunner of the current American Association of State Highway and Transportation Official (A.A.S.H.T.O.). The total truck and load weight for a HS15 truck is 30,000 pounds versus today’s standard HS20-44 truck and load weight of 80,000 pounds. This project consists of the following:

a. Strengthening of the existing steel bridge beams;

b. Replacement of the existing, deteriorated bridge deck (24’ roadway and 26’ total width) with a new wider bridge deck (30’ roadway and 32’ total width).

Sealed bids were opened November 20, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. for Project No. 17-5352 Rehabilitation of the Halstead Road Bridge. Four companies submitted bids. The low bidder was King Construction Company, Inc. of Hesston, Kansas. Their bid was $549,934. King stated that work will be completed on or before June 1, 2018. 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).

 



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McReynolds Road (East of Kipp Rd to Gypsum Valley Rd)

The McReynolds Road bridge over Spring Creek which is located 0.3 mile west of Gypsum Valley Road was closed March 16, 2018 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. 

 

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Ninth Street,

Saline County Road and Bridge Department crews will be placing shouldering materials along each side of several county roads this spring and summer. Road closures, while an inconvenience, are necessary in order to do this work as safely as possible for both the traveling public and the workers.

Shouldering work will begin next week (April 16th through 20th). Assuming weather or other unforeseen factors do not interfere, the work schedule is as follows:

1. Monday, April 16th: Old 81 Hwy. (a.k.a. S. Ninth Street) from Water Well Road to Farrelly Road

2. Tuesday, April 17th: Old 81 Hwy. from Farrelly Road to Mentor Road and Mentor Road from Old 81 Hwy. east to the railroad tracks

In each of the above cases, the identified road between the indicated limits will be closed to through traffic and motorists will be required to use alternate routes. Traffic to/from destinations within the section of closed road will be accommodated; however, delays should be expected.

3. Wednesday, 18th, through Friday, April 20th: Old 81 Hwy. from Assaria Road to the southern county line

A “rolling closure” procedure will be utilized to conduct the work by the county crew for this third case. “Rolling closure” means that only one mile of the designated section of road will be closed at any given time. After work is completed, that mile will be reopened and the next mile closed and so on.

ROAD CLOSURE WILL BE ONLY BETWEEN 8:00 A.M. AND 4:00 P.M. EACH DAY FOR ALL THREE OF THE ABOVE SECTIONS OF ROAD. THE ROAD WILL BE REOPENED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC EACH EVENING AND REMAIN SO UNTIL 8:00 A.M. THE NEXT MORNING.

Shouldering will help extend the life of the pavement and thus result in cost savings for taxpayers. More importantly, the shouldering will add a measure of safety for the traveling public. Shoulders allow an opportunity for a driver to correct his/her steering in the event their passenger-side tires leave the edge of the pavement.
 

Parsons Road (Muir Rd to Lightville Rd)

Parsons Road, from Muir Road to Lightville Road will be closed starting the morning of Thursday, April 5th, for the replacement of an existing, narrow, deteriorated drainage structure with a new reinforced concrete box (RCB) drainage structure. The structure is located on Parsons Road, 0.2 mile west of Lightville 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 Parsons Road is anticipated by the middle of May. Of course, completion by this date is dependent on the weather.
Saline County opened bids on the 2018 Reinforced Concrete Box (RCB) Package on March 6th. This project consists of the replacement of nine existing drainage structures with new RCB culverts. The low bidder on this package of RCBs was Reece Construction Company, Inc. of Salina. They were awarded a contract for $815,989.00. The project is funded from the 2-mil fund for bridge and culvert replacement. This particular RCB is first of the nine to be replaced.

 

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Simpson Road (Schilling Rd to Water Well Rd)

Simpson Road, from Water Well Road to Schilling Road will be closed starting the morning of Monday, April 23rd, for the replacement of an existing, narrow, deteriorated drainage structure with a new reinforced concrete box (RCB) drainage structure. The structure is located on Simpson Road, 0.4 mile south of Schilling 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 Simpson Road is anticipated by the end of May. Of course, completion by this date is dependent on the weather.


Saline County opened bids on the 2018 Reinforced Concrete Box (RCB) Package on March 6th. This project consists of the replacement of nine existing drainage structures with new RCB culverts. The low bidder on this package of RCBs was Reece Construction Company, Inc. of Salina. They were awarded a contract for $815,989.00. The project is funded from the 2-mil fund for bridge and culvert replacement. This particular RCB is second of the nine to be replaced.

 

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Sundgren Road (Hohneck Rd to Muir Rd)

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.

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