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.