NDOT Announces Procurement Schedule for Emergency Relief Projects
May 10, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) — Today, the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announced a tentative procurement schedule for nine emergency relief projects related to the March 2019 flooding.
$100 million price tag to fix Nebraska's flood-damaged highways is a fourth of original estimate
Nebraska seems to have caught a big break on the costs to fix highways damaged by last month's flood. After initially estimating $429 million in state highway flood damage, the State of Nebraska now anticipates it faces $100 million in repair and rebuilding costs. FULL ARTICLE
Road Repairs from Flooding Underway; 231 Miles Still Closed
By Don Walton, Lincoln Journal Star, March 28, 2019 Nebraska Department of Transportation Director Kyle Schneweis told the Legislature's Revenue Committee on Wednesday that he's hopeful Nebraska's flood-ravaged roads system will be fully restored "in a matter of months, if not weeks." During the last few days, he said, there have been "rumors about delayed projects, but none of those decisions have been made." Some 231 miles remained closed at the beginning of the day, a figure far below the more than 2,000 miles that were closed at a time during the past two weeks, Schneweis said. FULL ARTICLE