BEGINNING MONDAY THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION , will begin work to replace a bridge over the South Fork of the Solomon River located along K-84 Highway, ½-mile north of Penokee; and ½-mile south of US-24 in Graham County. . Workers will start placing signs and traffic control devices as early as next week.
The scope of the project includes replacing the existing bridge.
The construction work will be completed in phases. The first phase includes earthwork and installing the temporary bridge. Traffic will not be affected during the first phase of construction. Please use caution, pay attention to the work zone signs, and respect workers when driving through any road construction zone. Slow down and “Give ‘Em A Break”.
KDOT awarded the construction contract – totaling $1.9 million – to L & M Contractors, Inc., of Great Bend. Weather permitting this bridge project will be completed by June of 2013. The bridge replacement project is funded by T-WORKS, the transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature in May of 2010.