Nebraska’s Surface Transportation Program Announced for 2017
The Nebraska Department of Roads’ (NDOR) Director, Kyle Schneweis, released today the fiscal year 2017 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 2017 State Highway System Program is published at $520 million and is funded from state and federal highway user taxes and fees.
Ninety-five projects will be let to contract on the State Highway System during fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017). Some of the larger highway preservation projects include:
Asphalt resurfacing and bridge work at these locations:
- 15 miles on N-12 east and west of Wynot in Cedar County
- 10 miles on US-281 in and north of Grand Island in Hall County
- 9 miles on US-283 south of Alma in Furnas County
- 9 miles on US-79 north and south of Agnew in Lancaster County
- 19 miles on N-92 between Gering and Bayard in Scotts Bluff and Morrill Counties 16 miles on N-2 east of Whitman in Hooker County
New concrete pavement at these locations:
- 6 miles on N-63 north of Alvo in Cass County
- 12 miles on I-80 between Kimball and Potter in Kimball and Cheyenne Counties Funds from
The Build Nebraska Act will be used to widen I-80 between 24th and 13th Streets in Omaha. The 2017-2022 Nebraska Surface Transportation Program is now available at http://roads.nebraska.gov/projects/publications/. A new interactive GIS map of the program book will be available on the NDOR webpage in mid-July.