Replacement of Rooks County Bridges Starts Monday

road workAs early as March 25, two bridge replacement jobs in Rooks County will begin, depending on weather conditions.

Both bridges are located on U.S. 24 Highway in Rooks County.  The first structure is 1.8 miles east of the U.S. 24/U.S. 183 Junction.  The second bridge is 5.2 miles west of Stockton.

The scope includes grading, bridge reconstruction and resurfacing at both locations.

“These two projects will be constructed at the same time with approximately the same starting and completion dates, explains KDOT Construction Engineer Jim Riener, of the Phillipsburg construction office.

Traffic signals will be used on each bridge project.  Minor delays should be expected through the construction time frame.

KDOT awarded both construction contracts – totaling $695,184 and $964,140 – to Bridges Inc. of Newton.

The bridge projects should be complete by October.