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Part of Avenue V east of Sterling closing for bridge construction
The line on the map shows the section of Avenue V that will be closed.
The route of the new alignment.

A section of Avenue V east of Sterling will be closed for bridge construction for about a year beginning Tuesday, June 1.

The part of Avenue V that will close is between 18th Road and 19th Road.

The bridge construction is part of an $81.7 million, 15-mile realignment of K-14 in Reno and Rice counties that recently started. Bob Bergkamp Construction Co. Inc., of Wichita, is the primary contractor for the Kansas Department of Transportation project.

During the realignment construction, traffic will be able to continue to use the existing K-14/K-96 alignment in the two counties.

The Reno County portion of the realignment will be from 4.45 miles southeast of Nickerson northwest to the Reno/Rice county line. The length is 7.34 miles.

The Rice County portion will be from the Reno/Rice county line to just north of the K-96/Avenue T junction. The length is 8.08 miles.

The project is due to be completed by June 16, 2023.