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Nebraska expected to see millions of dollars in road projects

11 Nov 2015 / in Fremont Tribune

LINCOLN (AP) — With Nebraska expected to see millions of dollars in new state funding for roads next year, lawmakers are looking for ways to accelerate work on a decades-old backlog of highway projects. Members of the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee have spent the summer traveling the state to examine Nebraska’s highway and bridge repair […]

Study: Failure to expand highway costs dollars, jobs, lives

April 08, 2015 6:31 pm  •  Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new study says completing a road expansion project between Omaha and Norfolk that’s more than a decade behind schedule could save lives and millions of dollars. Creighton economics professor Ernie Goss, who conducted the study, said Wednesday that expanding a 47-mile stretch of U.S. […]

Group’s study makes a case to finish the expressway

April 08, 2015 6:30 am  •  By Tracy Buffington/Fremont Tribune Nebraska could see a $1.2 billion economic benefit over a 15-year period, save commuters $7 million per year and reduce the number of traffic deaths if the long-delayed expressway system is completed in Northeast Nebraska, a new study states. Goss & Associates Economic Solutions LLC, headed by […]

County will participate in highway study

April 02, 2015 7:30 am  •  By Stephen Rickerl/Fremont Tribune The Dodge County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday approved a measure to participate in funding a study that will look at the benefits of expanding Highway 275 north of Fremont.The board agreed to contribute $2,500 to the study, which is being completed by 4 Lanes 4 Nebraska, […]

Coalition forms to push for completion of four-lane highways

Fremont Tribune staff Three area business leaders are among the founding members of a coalition working to modernize Nebraska’s highways. Jeff Scherer of Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. of Snyder, Nadine Hagedorn of Citizens State Bank of West Point and Dennis Baumert of Scribner Grain in Scribner are part of 4 Lanes 4 Nebraska, whose immediate focus […]