Replacing the Wakarusa River bridge on the western outskirts of Eudora is the top priority on a list of road and bridge projects the Douglas County Commission approved Wednesday.
That bridge will be replaced early next year as part of a $1.57 million project. The county's share of the cost will be $126,000, with federal funding covering the balance.
The list includes five other projects for which the county hopes to get federal funding and see completed within five years. In all cases, the total cost of the project is estimated to be $500,000 or less.
The Kansas Department of Transportation, which administers the funding, requires counties to update their five-year plan annually. This year's list is unchanged from the previous one.
The other projects are:
- Leveling, widening and shoulder improvements to a three-mile stretch of Douglas County Road 442 that runs from Stull to County Road 1029.
- The same type of improvements to the 2.5-mile segment of County Road 1029 that runs from County Road 438 to Lecompton.
- Repaving of 6.5 miles of County Road 438 from County Road 1029 to E. 1200 Road, the extension of Kasold Drive.
- Replacing the bridge on old County Road 442 that is 1.5 miles east of Eudora.
- Rehabilitating the bridge on E. 1200 Road that crosses over Interstate 70.