Governor Pete Ricketts, Transportation Director Kyle Schneweis and Northeast District 3 Engineer Kevin Domogalla were in West Point Friday to provide an update on the 20 miles of Highway 275 Expressway design-build from Scribner to West Point.
The project could see dirt turned as early as 2019 with construction to take approximately two years. A possible kink in the timeline is an environmental review by the Army Corps of Engineers due to the amount of wetlands involved in the project.
Domogalla says the plan is to leave the two current lanes open to traffic during the construction of two more lanes. The Expressway will bypass Scribner. Construction of this phase is expected to stop at the southern edge of West Point with future plans to continue through West Point without a bypass.
Earlier this week, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a record-setting $600 million in projects slated for construction across the state. The announcement came with the release of the DOT’s Program Book for Fiscal Years 2019-2024, which details transportation projects scheduled for funding in the next one and five-year programs.