Two intersections, one on the Sedgwick-Harvey county line and the other in Harvey, will be closed briefly in January and February while the last four miles of the water transmission lines for the Aquifer Storage and Recovery program are completed.
Hertzler Road just north of 125th Street North will be closed from Jan. 13-15. Halstead Road, north of 96th Street North in Harvey County, will be closed from Feb. 8-10.
The work is the last of the 31 total miles of the pipeline that has been replaced as part of the ASR construction. The lines, which lead from existing water wells, have been in place since the 1930s.
About 40 percent of the $227 million that has been spent on the project so far has gone toward replacing infrastructure, said spokeswoman Denice Bruce.
The ASR program, which is intended to provide drinking water from the Equus Beds aquifer for 550,000 people in the area through at least 2050, is expected to be operational by next spring. The Equus Beds is south-central Kansas’ primary freshwater source and lies under parts of Sedgwick, Harvey, Reno and McPherson counties.