at 9 a.m. March 14 a bridge replacement project will begin on
U.S. Highway 56 just west of the U.S. Highway 75 junction, in
Osage County. Crews will replace the box culvert located under
U.S. 56 roadway at Hundred Ten Mile Creek.
Both eastbound and westbound U.S. 56 will be closed to all but
local traffic approximately .44 miles west of the U.S. 56 and
U.S. 75 junction. A marked detour will be provided. Traffic will
follow a marked detour on U.S. 56 through Burlingame to Osage
City and then back to U.S. 75 via state Highway 31. Drivers must
use alternate routes during the project duration.
Bryan-Ohlmeier Construction Company is the primary contractor
on this $214,227 bridge replacement project. The scheduled completion
date for the project is mid-June 2011.
The Kansas Department of Transportation urges all motorists to
be alert, obey the warning signs, and “Give ‘Em a
Brake!” when approaching and driving through the project
For more information on the project, contact Kimberly Qualls,
public affairs manager, at (785) 640-9340, or Steve Baalman, field
engineering administrator, at (785) 296-2291.