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(Audio) Highway 275 Project Could See Dirt Moved In 2019 | KTIC Radio

(Audio) Highway 275 Project Could See Dirt Moved In 2019

(Audio) Highway 275 Project Could See Dirt Moved In 2019
Gov. Pete Ricketts, District 3 Engineer Kevin Domogalla and Transportation Director Kyle Schneweis at Friday's news conference in West Point.

Governor Pete Ricketts, Transportation Director Kyle Schneweis and Northeast District 3 Engineer  Kevin Domogalla were in West Point Friday to provide an update on the 20 miles of Highway 275 Expressway design-build from Scribner to West Point.



The project could see dirt turned as early as 2019 with construction to take approximately two years.  A possible kink in the timeline is an environmental  review by the Army Corps of Engineers due to the amount of wetlands involved in the project.



Domogalla says the plan is to  leave the two current lanes open to traffic during the construction of two more lanes.  The  Expressway will bypass Scribner.  Construction of this phase is expected to stop at the southern edge of West Point with future plans to continue through West Point without a bypass.





Earlier this week,  Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a record-setting $600 million in projects slated for construction across the state.  The announcement came with the release of the DOT’s Program Book for Fiscal Years 2019-2024, which details transportation projects scheduled for funding in the next one and five-year programs.



(click here to hear Mayor Marlene Johnson’s comments to KTIC following the news conference)

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