Q Street has reopened in western Douglas County following emergency repairs from the March floods.

Tom McDonald, manager of construction and maintenance for the Douglas County Engineer's Office, said the road reopened Wednesday. The repairs cost about $950,000, he said, but the county expects to be reimbursed by the federal government.

The force of the floods buckled the roadway on what's officially West Q Road. The road had been closed from the Elkhorn River to the west, including the bridge over the river there.

The bridge did not suffer any structural damage to its supports, which the county determined with the help of the Yutan Fire Department's dive team and an engineer who volunteers on the team, McDonald said.

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