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Bridge repair planned south of Oberlin


As early as Monday, a job to repair a bridge located on U.S. Highway 83 in Decatur County could begin.

Located approximately 3.5 miles north of the Sheridan County line, the bridge over the Prairie Dog Creek will receive repairs under traffic control. Work on the bridge includes removing 1.5 inches of concrete, patching the bridge deck and overlaying a new deck surface.

A traffic control lighting system will halt drivers for a brief period of time on both ends of the bridge project. The public should expect to encounter a slight delay while driving through the project and should plan their travels accordingly.

KDOT awarded the construction contract -- totaling $293,138 -- to Wildcat Concrete Services Inc. of Topeka.

Weather permitting, the bridge repair project will be complete by mid-September.

For questions about the project, contact Area Two Engineer Eric Oelschlager at (785) 626-3258 or erico@ksdot.org in Atwood; or KDOT Northwest Kansas Public Affairs Manager Kristen Brands at (785) 877-3315 or kristenb@ksdot.org in Norton.