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K-11 Bridge in Kingman County Has Fully Reopened

KINGMAN COUNTY, Kan. – A K-11 bridge over Smoots Creek in Kingman County has reopened to full traffic following repairs and after being restricted to one lane since this past summer.

The bridge on K-11 is northwest of the city of Kingman and about 6 miles north of U.S. 54/400.

Traffic on the bridge had been restricted to one lane as a precaution because of deterioration of the bridge rail. The lane restriction had been in place until further analysis could be completed on the bridge and repair plans could be developed.

The analysis determined the deterioration could be addressed with minor repairs. The Kansas Department of Transportation made those repairs and will continue to monitor and inspect the bridge, which had already been planned for replacement.

Construction is expected around early 2025. The current bridge was built around 1953.