Work will begin on Wednesday, July 5, 2023, to replace a bridge on Havensville Road located three-quarters of a mile east of Onaga Road, between Sunflower Road and Trails End Road. Havensville Road will be closed at the project location. A detour will not be marked.
The new bridge will be a reinforced concrete haunch slab bridge with a 28-foot roadway width.
This project will replace a bridge that is over 90 years old. The 2021 Biennial Bridge Inspection of this bridge indicated accelerated deterioration of the bridge substructure. Repairs to the substructure would cost more than replacement of the Bridge.
Pottawatomie County applied for the 2022 Spring KDOT Cost Share program and this bridge was selected for funding in the amount of $455,000. Pottawatomie County will fund the balance of the construction cost.
L&M Contractors, Inc., of Great Bend, Kansas, is the contractor for this $827,631.00 project.
The project is expected to be completed before the end of this year, weather permitting.
Havensville Road is still down to one lane due to an accident in April that damaged a different bridge located one mile east of Onaga Road. Replacement design work is currently being done for this bridge and bid letting for the project will be later this year.