Sedgwick County to full repairs of 63rd St. bridge

November 13, 2021 Off By [email protected]_84

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – Starting the 7 days of Nov. 15, the Sedgwick County will near the two north lanes more than the Arkansas River and lowering targeted traffic to one particular lane in every path on the south two lanes of the bridge on 63rd St. S. The lane closure could previous 6-12 months though restore options are staying developed.

Drivers should really anticipate some delay just after the lane reduction, primarily through hurry several hours, because of to the merging of targeted visitors. The closest river crossings are situated on 47th St. S. (two miles north) and 83rd St. S. (2.5 miles south). It is unidentified at this time if the repairs can be designed without closing the total bridge.

A specific inspection exposed sizeable deterioration at the end of three bridge beams less than the west conclude of the bridge framework owing to salt and water intrusion. The examine is the to start with action in a method that will manual choices about long run rehabilitation or substitute of the bridge.

“Our employees is grateful for the timing of the examine and in-depth inspections. We want to stay away from visitors security troubles every time doable,” said Jim Weber, director of General public Is effective/County Engineer. “The Board of County Commissioners strongly supports our programs to retain and increase county owned transportation infrastructure. We are building a maintenance system and estimate of fix charges. We’ll be having spending budget requests to the county commission in the in close proximity to future for approval.”

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