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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 […]

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 […]

Businesses want last 45 miles of U.S. 275 widened

December 17, 2014 1:00 pm  •  Lincoln Journal Star A coalition of industry and business interests in northeast Nebraska announced the organization of 4 Lanes 4 Nebraska, a trade and advocacy organization promoting “the modernization of Nebraska’s transportation infrastructure.” The group said it will focus immediately on the expansion of U.S. 275 from two to four lanes from […]