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Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

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

Closed Holidays & Weekends

 

Saline County Engineer

 

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

Assaria Road (Holmes Rd to Simpson Rd)

Assaria Road, from Holmes Road to Simpson Road will be closed starting, July, 12th, 2018, for the replacement of an existing, narrow, deteriorated drainage structure with a new reinforced concrete box (RCB) drainage structure. The structure is located on Assaria Road, 0.2 mile east of Holmes Road. No through traffic will be possible during the construction period. 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 Assaria Road is anticipated by mid-August. 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 fifth of the nine to be replaced.

 

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Burma Road (Thorstenberg Rd to Sundgren Rd)

Burma Road, from Thorstenberg Road to Sundgren Road will be closed starting June, 26th, for the replacement of an existing, narrow, deteriorated drainage structure with a new reinforced concrete box (RCB) drainage structure. The structure is located on Burma Road, 0.15 mile south of Thorstenberg Road. No through traffic will be possible during the construction period. A designated and signed detour around the project will be provided and maintained. 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 Burma Road is anticipated by August 15th. Of course, completion by this date is dependent on the weather.
Saline County opened bids on the Burma Road Reinforced Concrete Box (RCB) Construction Project on May 29th. The low bidder on this RCB project was L & M Contractors, Inc. of Great Bend, Kansas. They were awarded a contract by the Saline County Board of Commissioners for $92,611.80. The project is funded from the 2-mil fund for bridge and culvert replacement.

 

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Crawford Street ( Cunningham Rd to Whitmore Rd)


Crawford Street from Cunningham Road to Whitmore Road will be closed to through traffic starting Monday, August 20th to permit a Saline County Road and Bridge Department crew to replace a deteriorated crossroad drainage structure with a new culvert pipe. The structure is located approximately 1.2 miles east of Cunningham Road. Work is anticipated to be completed and Crawford Street reopened by the end of the workday, Thursday, August 23rd, weather permitting.

 

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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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Muir Road (Falun Rd to Hedberg Rd)

Muir Road from Falun Road to Hedberg Road will be closed starting  the morning of July 5th, 2018 for the replacement of an existing, narrow, deteriorated drainage structure with a new rigid frame bridge (RFB) drainage structure. The structure is located on Muir Road, 0.3 mile south of Falun Road. No through traffic will be possible during the construction period. A designated and signed detour around the project will be provided and maintained. 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 Muir Road is anticipated by the end of August. 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 16, 2017. 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 $108,935.16 for this particular RFB. The project is funded from the 2-mil fund for bridge and culvert replacement. This particular box culvert is the last of the five to be replaced.

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Water Well Road (Smokey Hill River Bridge to Simpson Rd)

The Saline County Board of Commissioners awarded a contract to the low bidder, APAC-Kansas Inc., Shears Division, for $197,711.48 to apply what is commonly called “chip seal surfacing” (a.k.a. bituminous prime and double seal) on two sections of Water Well Road. The first section is from the Smoky Hill River Bridge to Holmes Road and the second section is from the end of the existing asphalt pavement east of Holmes Road to the west right of way line for Simpson Road. Work on this project will begin July 23rd. Work during the week of July 23rd through July 27th will primarily be clearing and shaping of the ditches alongside these sections of road. Work within the actual roadways will begin on July 30th.

Local and emergency traffic will be provided access to private property within these sections of road throughout the construction period but delays should be expected. 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. For the safety of the workers and to permit the expeditious completion of the work, through traffic is strongly discouraged. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes.
 

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