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4/16/2019 - Santa Fe Avenue Streetscape & Waterline Update (Iron Avenue to Ash Street)

On Monday, April 22nd, Smoky Hill Construction will be closing North Santa Fe Avenue from Iron Avenue to Ash Street.

  • Northbound traffic on Santa Fe Avenue from Walnut Street to Ash Street will be detoured east on Walnut Street, north on 5th Street to Ash Street and then west to return to Santa Fe Avenue.
  • Southbound traffic on North Santa Fe Avenue will be able to continue south.
  • Ash Street intersection will remain open until water line work nears this intersection.

Weather dependent, the outlook for Santa Fe Avenue progress is as follows:


Sidewalk removals in the northeast Iron quadrant


Water line at Iron intersection


Pavement/Sidewalk removal from Iron to Ash


Watermain, fire protection and services from Iron to Ash (east 1/2)


Sidewalk from Iron to Ash


Open Iron intersection for east/west traffic


Southeast Ash quadrant closures

All businesses in this work area will have access to their doors. Plenty of downtown parking exists in the public parking lots and along Fifth Street and Seventh Street.

Smoky Hill Construction is a Salina based company working with the city to improve downtown Salina. For questions, call Rick Brown, Public Relations at Smoky Hill Construction, at (785) 819-6316.