NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF ROADS
NOTICE OF HIGHWAY PUBLIC MEETING
4:00 – 6:00 PM; Tues., November 18, 2014
Information Open House Public Meeting
Beaver Crossing City Hall
800 Dimery Ave., Beaver Crossing, NE
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The Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) will hold a public information open house regarding a proposed improvement of Nebraska Link 80E (L-80E) in Seward County. The meeting will be held at the Beaver Crossing City Hall, 800 Dimery Ave., in Beaver Crossing, on Tues., November 18th, 4:00 – 6:00 P.M.
Identified as Blue River Bridge, Beaver Crossing, the proposed project would redeck and widen the Blue River Bridge located over the West Fork Big Blue River on L-80E in Seward County, 0.35 miles south of the town of Beaver Crossing.
The purpose of this project is to preserve the L-80E transportation asset, improve the reliability of the transportation system, and perpetuate the mobility of the traveling public. The need for this project is based on the condition of the bridge.
The planned construction would include deck replacement and widening of the existing bridge, repairs at the abutments, and adding approaches. Additional work would include guardrail and girder improvements.
This project would not require the acquisition of additional property rights. Access to adjacent properties would be maintained during construction but may be limited at times due to phasing requirements. Wetland impacts are anticipated and would be mitigated.
Construction could begin as early as spring of 2016 and be complete as early as fall the same year. The proposed project would require detouring L-80E traffic; a designated detour would be provided, utilizing U.S. Highway 6 (US-6), Nebraska Highway 15 (N-15) and Interstate 80 (I-80). Details will be available at the public meeting.
This public open house meeting is being held to provide information regarding the project, currently in the design phase, and to receive the public’s input. All interested persons are invited to attend and present relevant comments and questions. Design information will be displayed and personnel from NDOR will be present to answer
STP-L80E(113) Blue River Bridge, Beaver Crossing; C.N. 13182
questions and receive comments. The information “open house” format allows the public to come at any time during the advertised hours, gather pertinent information about the project, speak one-on-one with project personnel, and leave as they wish.
NDOR will make every reasonable accommodation to provide an accessible meeting facility for all persons. Appropriate provisions for the hearing and visually challenged or persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) will be made if the Department is notified by November 10th, 2014. Notification should be submitted to: Sarah Kugler, Public Involvement Coordinator, Nebraska Department of Roads, P.O. Box 94759, Lincoln, NE 68509-4759; email@example.com; voice telephone (402)479-4871, Fax (402)479-3989.
Information regarding the proposed project will be made available on the NDOR website, the day after the meeting at www.transportation.nebraska.gov/projects/ by clicking on the “Blue River Bridge, Beaver Crossing” link. For those without internet access, information may be obtained through the contact above or at NDOR Headquarters, 1500 Hwy 2, Lincoln, NE. For further information, contact Thomas Goodbarn, NDOR District One Engineer, (402) 471-0850, firstname.lastname@example.org.