A ceremonial ribbon cutting Thursday morning marked the completion of another major road project in Salina. Officials gathered on a recently reconstructed portion of Centennial Road in South Salina in the Airport Industrial Park to celebrate.
Portions of Centennial Road, south of Schilling Road, had been closed to through traffic from April 21s to October 28th of this year. Old pavement was replaced and a box culvert was extended.
The project also included the addition of a 10 foot wide multi-use trail,a sidewalk, and on-street bicycle lanes.
Street lighting conduit has been placed, but final construction will be completed by Westar prior to year’s end.
Salina Mayor Kaye Crawford spoke at the event. Quoting Dwight Eisenhower she said “plans are nothing, but planning is everything.”
The Mayor spoke about what some see in Salina as “sidewalks to nowhere.” She added that Salina is planning to become a larger community, and one day all of those sidewalks will connect across the entire community.
The project matches the Centennial Road street improvements completed in the 1990’s and provides improvements through the length of the Airport Industrial Park.