More tree removal along Ninth Street is underway.
According to the City of Salina, thirty-one trees between the sidewalks and curbs along Ninth Street from Crawford to Walnut will be removed. Roots have broken sidewalks and curbs, and the trees are being removed in advance of replacing the curbs to improve drainage. Seven trees will also be trimmed back from over the street.
The work will be completed utilizing a single lane closure, with traffic being directed around the work zone utilizing the center turn lane. Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes or allow additional time to reach their destinations. The work should take around two weeks, weather permitting.
Residents who lose trees will be offered replacement trees. The removal of trees and this approach of replacement was well received when utilized on the Iron Avenue project in 2015 and 2016 and on last year’s Ninth Street curb and gutter project.
This $31,000 project is part of the City of Salina’s $4.7 million 2019 road maintenance program.