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Road construction set for Highway 30

Area drivers will need to get accustomed to travel delays on Highway 30 west of Gothenburg next year.

The Nebraska Department of Roads’ 2015 Surface Transportation Program includes an 11.9-mile stretch of Highway 30 west of Gothenburg. Milling and resurfacing will cost an estimated $8,124,000.

The project will be contracted but may not be completed in the fiscal year.

Five area projects are on the five-year program:

Hwy. 30—9.3 miles between Gothenburg and Cozad, milling and resurfacing, $4,534,000

Hwy. 30—5.6 miles between Brady and Maxwell, concrete resurfacing, $7,334,000

Hwy. 47—Platte River bridge repair south of Gothenburg, $1,315,000

I-80—7.1 miles west of Gothenburg, milling, resurfacing and bridge repair, $3,107,000

I-80—12.7 miles between Brady and Maxwell, milling, resurfacing and bridge repair, $9,692,000

The 2015 State Highway System Program is published at $457 million and is funded from state and federal highway user taxes and fees.

A total of 153 projects will be let to contract on the state highway system during fiscal year 2015 (July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015).

Projects throughout the state will range in size and scope from small intersection improvements involving lighting and traffic signals to pavement and bridge preservation projects to large resurfacing and reconstruction projects.