An environmental impact assessment concerning plans to reconstruct 36th Street south of Highway 370 is available for view prior to a formal presentation on Jan. 5.

The study may be found online at The oft-delayed $10 million reconstruction of one of Bellevue’s major north-south thoroughfares was originally scheduled for 2008 but has faced repeated delays due to the need to meet state and federal regulations concerning environmental impact.

The environmental impact assessment, prepared by Olsson Associates of Omaha, is a major step toward securing approval from the federal government, which will pay 80 percent of the construction cost if the study results in a Finding of No Significant Impact.

The formal public presentation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Church, 12210 S. 36th St.*

It will present the details of a four-lane reconstruction of 36th Street for approximately three miles between Bline Avenue and Platteview Road.

Personnel from the Nebraska Department of Roads and the City of Bellevue will be present to answer questions and receive comments.

*CORRECTION: A public meeting to review plans for the widening of 36th Street from Blaine Avenue to Platteview Road will be held Jan. 5 at St. Matthew’s Church, 12210 S. 36th St., from 5 to 7 p.m. The Leader in its Dec. 28 edition incorrectly reported the location of that meeting.

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