5 year road plan includes Heartland Expressway projects
The Nebraska Department of Roads is planning to spend $71 million on 17 projects for the panhandle over the next year, although none of them involve new construction.
There are 8 re-surfacing projects, including $5.2-million for 12-miles of Highway 26 west of Bridgeport. There's also $25,000 for right-of-way on L-62/Highway 26 between Angora and Bayard...part of an eventual expansion to 4-lanes as part of the Heartland Expressway.
$428-million dollars in projects are anticipated in the following 5 years. The vast majority is for resurfacing or repaving, but there's also $70-million for widening the 25 miles of Highway 385 between Alliance and L-62 south of Angora to 4 lanes as part of the Heartland Expressway.
The 2014-2018 portion of the plan also has $8.9-million for a new viaduct in Scottsbluff and $3.7-million for a new bridge over the North Platte River on Highway 29 south of Mitchell.
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