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Road work to begin this week on Highway 71 at Box Butte County line

Road work to begin this week on Highway 71 at Box Butte County line

Weather permitting, road work is scheduled to begin on a 13 miles stretch of Highway 71 at the Box Butte County Line.

The Nebraska Department of Transportation says Werner Construction Co., of Hastings, Nebraska has the $3 million contract for this project.

Work will include grading, seeding, milling, paving and guardrail.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane, with reduced speed, and maintained with flaggers.  The project is anticipated to be completed August 2018.

The Department’s project manager is Brian Carnahan of Chadron.  Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously through construction zones.

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