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Study pegs benefits of finishing Highway 275 expressway

Posted: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 9:00 am | Updated: 9:37 am, Wed Apr 8, 2015. By GREG WEES Widening Highway 275 to four lanes between Norfolk and Scribner would yield significant economic and safety benefits, a study by a Creighton University economist concludes. Dr. Ernie Goss revealed his findings at meetings Tuesday in West […]

Study argues for widening U.S. 275 to four lanes

April 07, 2015 6:00 pm  •  By RICHARD PIERSOL | LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR An advocacy association — 4 Lanes 4 Nebraska — has released a study on the benefits of widening U.S. 275 to four lanes between Norfolk and Fremont. “This is a project whose time has come,” said Dirk Petersen, general manager of Nucor Steel Nebraska in […]

200 in West Point, Norfolk hear about benefits of completing Highway 275 expressway

POSTED: TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015 10:00 PM By Kent Warneke / World-Herald News Service Northeast Nebraskans heard what they wanted to hear Tuesday. At separate meetings in West Point and Norfolk — attended by about 200 people — speakers touted the economic, safety and quality-of-life benefits that could become reality if the final 45 miles of […]

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, […]

Roadways in need of repairs fall victim to reduced federal funding

POSTED: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015 12:30 AM By Joseph Morton 
and Paul Hammel / World-Herald staff writers There are stretches of Interstate 80 in western Nebraska, just west of the South Platte River, that date back to the Nixon administration. Crews have patched up the crumbling roadway repeatedly over the years, but that’s just not feasible […]

Nebraska eyes road-funding options as federal aid declines

February 21, 2015 9:00 am  •  By GRANT SCHULTE Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Citing the need for safety and economic growth, Nebraska is looking at alternatives to pay for upkeep of its roads and bridges as federal aid declines. The downturn in federal money comes as cities, counties and business groups lobby for more funding […]

Ricketts launches national search for roads director

February 20, 2015 10:15 am  •  By DON WALTON | LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR Gov. Pete Ricketts is going national again, this time to find the next director of the Nebraska Department of Roads. The governor announced Friday that a national search for a roads director will be privately financed through the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce in the same […]

Coalition bands together on Highway 275 expansion

By KENT WARNEKE Industry and business interests in Northeast Nebraska have banded together to form a coalition to promote the modernization of Nebraska’s transportation infrastructure. The immediate focus? Expand Highway 275 from two to four lanes from east of Norfolk to west of Fremont. “Expanding Highway 275 is critically important to Nucor,” said Dirk […]

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 […]

Nebraska Businesses, Industry to Push for Roadwork

23 Dec 2014 / in Hwy 275 Expansion

Posted: Thu 8:09 AM, Dec 18, 2014 By: Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska business leaders plan to push for a highway expansion project between Norfolk and Fremont. The group “4 Lanes 4 Nebraska” was formed to promote state infrastructure projects. Members will focus on expanding part of U.S. Highway 275 from two lanes to four. Highway 275 was constructed […]