Nebraska’s Surface Transportation Program Announced for Fiscal Year 2016
The Nebraska Department of Roads’ (NDOR) Director, Kyle Schneweis, released today 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 (July 1, 2015 through June 30, 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 on N-23 in Frontier County and 10.6 miles of roadway widening, asphalt resurfacing and bridge repair on N-11 north of Burwell in Garfield County. In Keith County, 11.5 miles of US-30 will be resurfaced with concrete and in Merrick County, US-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, completion of the 4-lane expressway between Plattsmouth and Bellevue, construction of a 4-lane expressway on US-30 between Schuyler and Rogers and 4-lane reconstruction of the Heartland Expressway south of Alliance.
Major projects on Interstate 80 include replacing 9.2 miles of concrete pavement between Lodgepole and Chappell in Cheyenne and Deuel Counties and replacing another 7.8 miles west of the South Platte River in Deuel County. The 2016-2021 Nebraska Surface Transportation Program is now available at www.transportation.nebraska.gov/hwy-pgm.