Archive for Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Construction scheduled on bridge near Linwood

October 13, 2004

It's official: Traffic delays soon will become the norm on Kansas Highway 32 just east of Linwood.

On Nov. 1, workers with BRB Contractors of Topeka are slated to install a traffic signal that will regulate traffic over the Stranger Creek Bridge on K-32.

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.

"Come November 1, we'll have the stop lights up," said Ken Johnson, a BRB vice president and bridge division manager.

Workers actually will be on site during the last two weeks of October, Johnson said, but they won't be disrupting traffic flow.

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.

According to KDOT, BRB bid $3,124,265 for the project.

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

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