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Road Construction Project Progressing

KSAL Staff - September 24, 2013 6:55 am

A road construction project near Salina South High School enters its second phase this week.

According to the City of Salina, On Wednesday crews will begin the second of two phases of the removal and replacement of the pavement at the Magnolia Road and Belmont Boulevard intersection.

The second phase of work will be to replace the south half of the intersection. Two-way traffic will remain confined to single lanes in both directions on Magnolia Road, while Belmont Boulevard south of Magnolia Road will be closed to through traffic. Signage will be posted clearly marking traffic restrictions, including prohibiting left turns at the intersection throughout the duration of the project. Access to properties will be maintained.

Work is expected to continue for approximately three weeks, weather permitting. Motorists should expect significant traffic delays and consider alternate routes.

Fuchs Mi

September 24, 2013 at 9:02 am

It did not take this long on crawford and ohio intersection. Oh yes its magnolia street where projects go on for ever.

Marie Davis

September 24, 2013 at 10:34 am

All the work they are doing will be for nothing if they don’t fix the tracks. The tracks are still a problem.

Keith Davis

September 24, 2013 at 5:43 pm

FUCHS.. How many days did it take them to complete the Crawford & Ohio intersection?
MARIE.. Have you driven through the construction zone to see what all is being removed and replaced?

Fuchs Mi

September 24, 2013 at 11:14 pm

The time was quicker than this and they did not have as good weather. Now do you also want to talk about the project east of this one?

Keith Davis

September 25, 2013 at 4:36 am

How many days did Crawford and Ohio take ?
I know for a fact that this project is not taking as long.
Do you want me to call my old boss and ask him the working days for on both projects ?
Why discuss East Magnolia when I also know for a fact that that project was a 2 season one?

Fuchs Mi

September 25, 2013 at 8:59 am

You can call your old boss but I doubt we would get an accurate answer. I did not count the days nor did most people using that intersection but they got to work because that is the busiet intersection in Salina. Correct me if I am wrong but you were part of the east magnolia fiasco and it never was presented to the people as a two season project. Again if that was true then there should of been one lane open for traffic at all the time controled by a traffic system. Whoever designed that road should be fired as those medians are a waste and never should have been put in. I bet they cost the taxpayers some money.

Red Neck

September 25, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Keith Davis, I would like to know also if you were the one involved with the East Magnolia project. If you were its a good thing you no longer collect a check from the city.

Keith Davis

September 26, 2013 at 6:47 am

Hate to disappoint you guys but I had nothing to do with the East Magnolia project. It was designed by a private consulting firm and I retired before construction began.
Do you know the theory about the raised medallions on East Magnolia?
Of course it cost the taxpayers but you need to remember that Public Meetings were held to inform the citizens and to collect public comment.
It is evident that neither of you have ever worked construction nor did you attend any of the public or commission meetings.
What do you guys have against the city? Did you maybe work for the city at one time and got fired?

Fuchs Mi

September 26, 2013 at 11:46 am

Keith to the contrary I for a fact know Smokey Hill bit off more than they could chew. That project by a company that specializes in it could have had that completed in 6 months or less especially with the good weather we had. As to the meetings that were held none were publicized and even if one would attend those the city commissioners and boards don’t care what the taxpayer thinks. The only time the taxpayers are heard is when they vote down issues other then that these people in government do as they please. What I have against the city is the way it is being run. Alot of that rests on the city managers shoulder and the city commissioners who all have their own agenda’s and care less about the people footing the bill.

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