Archive for Wednesday, November 3, 2004

K-32 bridge scheduled to start next week

November 3, 2004

Rain has delayed the start of construction on a bridge over Stranger Creek along Kansas Highway 32 just east of Linwood.

The contractor now plans to install a traffic signal to regulate K-32 traffic in the area next Tuesday.

"We'll have it down to one lane," said Ken Johnson, BRB Contractors vice president and bridge division manager.

It is possible, though, that rain again could delay installation of that traffic signal, Johnson said.

BRB was awarded a $3.12 million state contract to reconstruct the bridge. Part of the contract called for one lane of traffic to be open at all times. The bridge replacement project will continue for about 10 months, meaning it will be complete late next summer.

According to the state transportation department's most recent traffic counts, about 3,220 vehicles travel each day on K-32 at that point.

BRB also is constructing Tonganoxie's new $3.68 million sewage treatment plant, which is scheduled for completion soon.

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