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The City of Arkansas City strives to provide a high quality of life for its citizens by furnishing a variety of efficient services in a professional, courteous manner.

East Madison Avenue bridge to be closed today through Aug. 3

Closure for tree removal from Walnut to Crestwood prior to water line project

City of Arkansas City logoThe East Madison Avenue bridge across the Walnut River will be closed today through Aug. 3 for tree removal between the bridge and Crestwood Drive.

The closure will occur from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The road will be reopened each night, then closed again the following morning. Access for local residents on this stretch of road will be maintained.

Water Grows Our Future logo (vertical)The removal of trees along the north right-of-way of Madison is necessary so a new 12-inch water line can be installed in that area. It will serve as a future connection to a redundant line across the river.

This open-cut line water line replacement project by Goddard-based Nowak Construction was approved July 25 by the City Commission of Arkansas City, for an amount not to exceed $124,278.

East Madison will be closed completely on the west side at its intersection with the U.S. 77 bypass.

The east closure will be at Crestwood Drive, although local traffic will be allowed through to access the residences west of Crestwood Drive. Nonlocal traffic will be detoured at Country Club Road.

The Crestwood neighborhood will remain accessible from East Chestnut Avenue for the duration of the project. For questions, call the Public Works Department at (620) 441-4480 or (620) 441-4488.