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Sedgwick County crews to close portion of rural Ridge Road to fix washed-out culvert

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Sedgwick County construction crews have closed a portion of Ridge Road north of Wichita to fix a culvert that was washed out by floodwater.

The county on Wednesday closed Ridge Road near 93rd Street North. The road was damaged by increased water in culverts and ditches from recent storms and the culvert “needs to be replaced immediately to avoid any further road collapse,” spokeswoman Kate Flavin said in a news release.

Public Works crews will need about four days, weather permitting, to install a new box culvert and make the road safe for travel, Flavin said.

The intersection of 93rd and Ridge is about 3 miles northwest of Valley Center. Ridge Road is the main county road connecting the town of Sedgwick with northwest Wichita.

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