Archive for Friday, February 18, 2011

Mud Creek bridge project complete after 10 months

February 18, 2011

People traveling to and from Lawrence from U.S. Highway 24-40 will no longer have to wait at a traffic light near Mud Creek.

The Mud Creek bridge replacement project, which started in April 2010, was completed Thursday, the Kansas Department of Transportation announced Friday.

The bridge, which is just south of the U.S. 24-40/Kansas Highway 32 T-intersection near the Leavenworth-Douglas county line, was reopened to all traffic late Thursday. Traffic lights will continue to flash yellow through the weekend and will be removed next week.

In mid-December 2010, the bridge project completion date was rescheduled to spring 2011, as there were unanticipated delays on the project due to a variety of geotechnical and weather-related issues that occurred during the 2010 construction season, according to KDOT. Construction on the bridge replacement project began in early April 2010.

Bryan Ohlmeier Construction Inc. was the primary contractor on this bridge replacement project with a total contract cost of $1.5 million.

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