190th Road reopens

After being closed almost nine months, 190th Road, which is the primary road connecting Marion and Hillsboro, reopened Thursday, May 25, to motorists.

The road was closed Sept. 1 after the Marion County Commission deemed the road unsafe.

The area affected was below the guardrails about three-quarters of a mile from the South Cottonwood bridge between Pawnee and Old Mill roads.

Former commissioner Dan Holub, said in late August that the washout below the guardrails was about 8 to 10 feet.

The biggest concern, he said, was the eastbound lane falling off the side into the river and taking a car with it.

Dondlinger and Sons Construction Co. Inc. of Wichita was the low bidder at $124,975, and started repairing the washed out area in early May.

Repairs included taking out the old concrete and other materials originally used and replacing it with riprap.

The work was scheduled for completion July 1, but officials said construction was finished by more than a month earlier than expected.

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