Nebraska's Surface Transportation Program Announced for Fiscal Year 2016
LINCOLN, NE Kyle Schneweis, Nebraska Department of Roads' (NDOR) Director, released the fiscal year 2016 Surface Transportation Program. This publication details how the Department plans to use the taxpayer's highway user dollars to provide the best state highway system possible for all Nebraskans and the traveling public.
The 2016 State Highway System Program is published at $505 million and is funded from state and federal highway user taxes and fees. The Local System Program for city streets and county roads totals $334 million and is funded with state, federal, and local highway user revenues.
One hundred and ten projects will be let to contract on the State Highway System during fiscal year 2016. Projects throughout the state will range in size and scope from small intersection improvements involving lighting and traffic signals to pavement and bridge preservation projects to large resurfacing and reconstruction projects.
Some of the larger projects include 11.6 miles of roadway widening, asphalt resurfacing, and bridge repair east of Farnam, Nebraska, on N-23 in Frontier County and 10.6 miles of roadway widening, asphalt resurfacing and bridge repair on N-11 north of Burwell, Nebraska, in Garfield County. In Keith County, 11.5 miles of U.S. 30 will be resurfaced with concrete and in Merrick County, U.S. 30 and N-14 in Central City will be reconstructed with concrete and 4.2 miles of N-14 south of the city will be resurfaced with asphalt.
Funds from The Build Nebraska Act will be put to use on reconstruction of a new interchange southeast of Nebraska City, Nebraska; completion of the four-lane expressway between Plattsmouth and Bellevue, Nebraska; construction of a 4-lane expressway on U.S. 30 between Schuyler and Rogers, Nebraska; and 4-lane reconstruction of the Heartland Expressway south of Alliance, Nebraska.
Major projects on Interstate 80 include replacing 9.2 miles of concrete pavement between Lodgepole and Chappell, Nebraska, in Cheyenne and Deuel Counties and replacing another 7.8 miles west of the South Platte River in Deuel County.