The Nebraska Department of Roads identified its priorities for funding highway repairs and improvements across the state in its annual program book released last week.
The document outlines projects slated for contracts by June 30, 2014, as well as projects that are being considered for fiscal years 2015 through 2019.
Two projects are identified in Sarpy County for contracts in the upcoming year:
Ÿ $251,000 for grading and guardrail improvements on Highway 31 in Springfield; and
Ÿ $1,968,000 for milling, resurfacing and bridge repair along Highway 370.
Several other projects in and near Sarpy County are also included for the following five years as part of the department's District 2 plan. Those projects include:
Ÿ $7,494,000 for milling and resurfacing of Highway 6 from Linoma Beach to Highway 31;
Ÿ $1,630,000 for grading and concrete pavement for Highway 31 near Schramm Park;
Ÿ $2,900,000 for concrete repair and resurfacing for Highway 31 from Schram Park to Highway 6;
Ÿ $4,055,000 for resurfacing and bridge repair for Highway 50 from Louisville;
Ÿ $32,028,000 for grading, structures, surfacing and surfaced shoulders for Highway 75 from Plattsmouth to Bellevue north of the Platte River;
Ÿ $8,000,000 for additional lanes, grading, structures, surfacing and surfaced shoulders for Highway 75 northbound near Chandler Road;
Ÿ $1,503,000 for bridge rehabilitation for 84th Street along Papillion Creek in Papillion;
Ÿ $926,000 for milling and resurfacing of 84th Street from Harriston Street to Q Street in Ralston;
Ÿ $6,461,000 for a viaduct for 84th Street in Ralston; and
Ÿ $2,995,000 for milling, surfacing and bridge repair for Highway 370 near Highway 75.
Three other Sarpy County projects are listed as still under consideration:
Ÿ $12,397,000 to make Highway 50 near Springfield four lanes along with other improvements.;
Ÿ $10,986,000 for interchange improvements at Highway 50 and Interstate 80; and
Ÿ $3,336,000 for shoulders and other improvements on Interstate 80 between 126th Street and Highway 50.
The state highway plan, totalling $431 million, is funded by state and federal highway user taxes and fees. The local programs total $312 million from federal, state and local highway revenues.
The Nebraska Department of Roads plans to contract 139 new projects in fiscal year 2014, which is in addition to ongoing projects. Those projects range from small intersection improvements and lane additions to large resurfacing and reconstruction projects across the state.
The complete plan can be found online at transportation.nebraska.gov.