6-mile stretch of Highway 75 is the road not taken
Since March 31, when the state closed both lanes of U.S. Highway 75 for the 6 miles between Union and Nebraska City, convenience store proprietor Jim Johnson has seen a sharp falloff in business. To get to his gas pumps, drivers have to drive on gravel roads for a few miles, then navigate this rutty stretch.
Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 am
LINCOLN — These days it seems like only red ink flows from the gas and diesel pumps at Jim Johnson's convenience store along U.S. Highway 75 north of Nebraska City.
Last month Gas N Go would have seen as many as 300 motorists pull in for fuel or food on a good day. Since March 31, when the state started replacing six miles of the two-lane highway between Nebraska City and Union, Johnson said, he might get 15 customers a day.
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Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 am.