Heartland Expressway priorities established in study
While funding sources have yet to be identified to complete much of the Heartland Expressway project, preliminary results of a Corridor Development and Management Plan identify a long-term vision for future improvements and actions needed to create a modern trade corridor.
Nebraska Departement of Roads Engineer Randall ElDorado told KNEB News the first targeted priority group includes four laning US 385 from Angora to Alliance. He says they are using some LB-84 funds, which provide expressway funding from a portion of state sales tax receipts. Other priorities include connecting Angora to the L-62 A turnoff on Highway 385 and completing the extension from north of Chadron to the South Dakota line.
The plan includes improvement priorities, a schedule, an environmental overview, corridor costs and benefits, a finance plan, and identifies impediments like potential environmental impacts, social and political considerations and economic objections.
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