Archive for Thursday, June 30, 2011

KDOT stops work on Centennial Bridge to ease Missouri River-crossing congestion

June 30, 2011

By early evening Friday, July 1, all repair work on the Kansas Highway 92/Centennial Bridge spanning the Missouri River in Leavenworth will be halted and the bridge reopened to all traffic.

The Kansas Department of Transportation on Thursday announced it had decided to halt repair work and reopen the bridge to all traffic to help alleviate heavier-than-normal congestion throughout northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri due to flooding along the Missouri River that has resulted in numerous roadway and bridge closings in the regional area.

Both lanes on the bridge will be reopened to all traffic and all speed limits and traffic restrictions will be lifted. All traffic signals will be removed and work zone signage will be covered until project work resumes at some future date, KDOT said.

When the bridge repair project is resumed, separate notification will be sent out well in advance of the restart date. A resume date for the bridge repair project is unknown at this time.

APAC-Kansas, Inc. is the primary contractor on this bridge repair project with a total contract cost of $2.683 million. The scheduled completion date for the entire project is early June 2012, weather permitting.

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