Country Club Road, from Simpson Road to Niles Road, was closed to through traffic Tuesday morning to allow crews from APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Division to place an asphalt leveling course and overlay. Closing the road to through traffic, while admittedly an inconvenience to the traveling public, greatly enhances safety for the paving crews and the traveling public as well. In addition, there is the very important added benefit of more rapid completion and reopening of each section of road.
Motorists are advised to allow a few extra minutes of travel time to reach their destinations. Local and emergency traffic will be provided access to private residences and businesses within this section of closed road. The only times specific properties may not be accessible for a short period of time might be when work operations temporarily block a given driveway.
Saline County opened bids on the County Wide Hot-Mix Patching, Leveling & Surface Course, and Profile Milling project on March 8th. This project consists of leveling/overlaying Country Club Road from Simpson Road to Amos Road and leveling/overlaying Magnolia Road from the Salina city limits to Kipp Road. In addition, the project includes asphalt paving patching at various locations throughout Saline County.
The low bidder was APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Division. They were awarded a contract for $1,333,495.00 by the Saline County Board of Commissioners on March 14th. This particular section of Country Club Road is the start of work which will proceed eastward with similar length closed road sections on Country Club Road to completion at Amos Road. Work on Magnolia Road will begin in the next two weeks, weather permitting.