NDOT News Release: Information Open House Meetings June 5th and 6th for Improvements on US-83 Between McCook and North Platte
May 22, 2018 (Lincoln, Neb.) — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) will hold two information open house meetings regarding proposed improvements to U.S. Highway 83 (US-83) between McCook and North Platte, in the counties of Red Willow, Frontier and Lincoln. The first meeting will be held June 5 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the McCook Municipal Building, 505 West C Street, in McCook. The second meeting will be held June 6 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the North Platte Holiday Inn Express, 300 Holiday Frontage Road, in North Platte.
The proposed McCook – North Platte project would begin approximately a half mile north of the corporate limits of McCook, at about mile marker (MM) 18.15, and extend north to about MM 76.71 where the existing divided highway begins, approximately three miles south of the corporate limits of North Platte.
The proposed project would be constructed using a Super 2 approach, which involves using the existing two lanes of highway in place and adding passing lanes adjacent to the existing lanes to provide passing opportunities. Construction of the passing lanes would be phased to coincide with planned pavement preservation activities beginning in 2020.
Additional project information will be provided at the public meeting. Personnel from the Department of Transportation will be available to answer questions, receive comments, and discuss any aspect of the proposed highway improvement project. Information regarding the project will be available after the meeting on the NDOT website www.dot.nebraska.gov/projects/future-projects/ by clicking on the “McCook – North Platte” link.
Contact: Gary Thayer, District 6 Engineer, North Platte, (308) 535-8031
or Kurt Vosburg, District 7 Engineer, McCook, (308) 345-8490