Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Roads Under Construction!



Saturday, May 31st, O Street will be closed from 84th to 98th Streets!!


Stevens Creek bridge has one narrow lane, now on the south side, with very slow traffic lights - going west, head north on 148th Street, west on Holdrege to 84th. Going east, just reverse that route.

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Work is set to begin on U.S. 34 east of Lincoln beginning the week of March 31.

The 10.8-mile highway improvement project will run from just east of 84th Street to east of the junction of U.S. 34 and Nebraska 63 near Eagle Raceway, the state Department of Roads said.

The project will include new turn lanes, culvert repair, asphalt milling, concrete pavement repair and asphalt overlay, as well as bridge deck maintenance and guardrail work. The bridge work is to start April 14 and be completed by late May. One lane of the bridge near 120th Street will be closed at all times with traffic signals used to move traffic through the work zone.

The project as a whole, set to be finished by early November, will include temporary closings at the intersections of 112th, 162nd and 202nd streets.

Wait, there's more!!


Starting the week of March 31st, if you plan to drive on Highway 75 between Union and Nebraska City, you will probably need to add at least a half hour to your trip.

A six-mile stretch of highway south of the Union corner will be shut down until September while crews rebuild the road.

Either plan to detour west on Hwy 34 to Hwy 50, then south to Hwy 2 (42.1 miles according to mapquest), or go across the Plattsmouth toll bridge to I-29 and down the interstate (47.9 miles according to mapquest). The only other way is to drive much slower on the rocky, dusty, gravel roads with more traffic and impatient drivers. Also farm traffic on the side roads will increase, adding to the delays. For the really good news - none of the county roads go straight through north to south.

Plan accordingly, so you don't have to hurry!
Editorial comment - The highway 34 construction will be a real pain for those of us in and around Alvo that work or have business in Lincoln. Weekend traffic to local attractions will be delayed as will daily commutes. Pay attention to the signs, traffic lights (at Stevens Creek Bridge) and please, please, don't run over any of the workers. or flag people.