Commissioners approve Scotts Bluff Co. One- and Six-Year Road Plan

Commissioners approve Scotts Bluff Co. One- and Six-Year Road Plan
September 19th, 2023 | Scott Miller

The Scotts Bluff County Board has approved a One- and Six-Year Roads plan that has 12 projects for 2023-24.

On Monday County Roads Superintendent Steve Baird presented the plan, which has a cost of $4.318 million, with $450,000 of that figure coming from the state through the County Bridge Match program for two structures.

Among the projects are repairs to, or replacement of, six bridges, including the $1.6 million deck rehabilitation project for the Broadway-10th Street bridge over the North Platte River. Baird told the Board that while that project is on the one-year plan, it’s possible it won’t be initiated and completed until late 2024 or into 2025, depending on contractor availability.

Six roadway projects on the list include milling and an asphalt overlay of Highland Road starting at the Highway 26 intersection east for two miles. Three miles of chip seal on Stegall Road from Highway 92 to the south, plus chip seals on portions of Cook, Sunflower and Swedell Oil Roads are also on the list, however, are only on the list for tracking purposes, as chip seals are considered a maintenance activity.

Also approved by Commissioners was an agreement with the Nebraska Department of Transportation for the County to take part in the Statewide Stop Sign upgrade program.

71 sets of signs would be installed or upgraded at 61 intersections throughout the County by June 2025 under the program, with federal aid funding expected to pick up 100 percent of the projected $14,257 to purchase and install the signs.

The County would be responsible for the cost of repair or replacement of signs after completion of the projects.


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