Archive March 2019
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Road Repairs from Flooding Underway; 231 Miles Still Closed
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
Media Release: Gov. Ricketts Issues New Executive Order for Locate Request Flexibility
Nebraska Department of Transportation Announces Emergency Repairs to Begin in Northeast NebraskaFULL ARTICLE
Roads, bridges to somewhere: The massive task of rebuilding after floods in Nebraska, Iowa
Those roads carried people to work and corn to market. They carried pivot parts to Valmont, packages to porches and birthday cards to moms.
The scope of the infrastructure challenge facing Nebraska is daunting. Some 65 counties had declared emergencies by Tuesday, most based on flooding. The flooded areas stretch from the Missouri River in the east to Boyd and Keya Paha Counties in north-central Nebraska, the state says. FULL ARTICLE