Rural JOCO bridge set for replacement
Construction expected to last 9 months
Olathe A bridge on 143rd Street, west of Olathe, is being closed April 5, for a replacement project that is scheduled for completion by the end of 2010.
The project, which is estimated to cost $647,325, is funded entirely through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 with an allocation awarded last year to the Johnson County Department of Public Works and Infrastructure. The department received the federal grant by the Kansas Department of Transportation, which is administering ARRA funding for road improvements in the state.
The 50-year-old bridge, which spans Captain Creek, is located approximately a mile east of County Line Road.
Weather permitting, the closing is scheduled to start Monday after posting of detour barriers and signs at the 143rd Street intersections at County Line Road and Edgerton Road. The detour will direct motorists south to 159th Street as the east and west link around the project.
Barring adverse weather conditions, the construction will be completed, and 143rd Street reopened to traffic, in approximately nine months.
The bridge replacement is being done by King Construction, Inc., Hesston.