Weather permitting, during the early morning of Nov. 18, U.S.
Highway 75 will close to all traffic for three days for placement
of the new pedestrian bridge over U.S. 75 located north of the junction
of state highways 31 and 268 junction in Osage County. Local access
will still be maintained from just north of the project limits up
to the junction. The highway is scheduled to reopen to all traffic
late Nov. 20, according to signs placed along the highway.
The closure had previously been scheduled for Nov. 11-13, and later
Nov. 17-19. It remained open Wednesday.
This bridge replacement project includes removal of the existing
railroad bridge over the highway, grading work to widen the slopes
adjacent to the bridge, addition of paved shoulders, and installation
of a new pedestrian bridge. The scheduled completion date for the
entire project is November.
For more information on this project, contact Kimberly Qualls, KDOT’s
northeast Kansas public affairs manager, at (785) 640-9340.