Neb. begins major projects on I-80 in Grand Island, US-136 west of Auburn

Updated May 29, 2018
A look at previous construction on Interstate 80 in Nebraska.A look at previous construction on Interstate 80 in Nebraska.

Work is slated to begin June 4 on Interstate 80 in the Grand Island area in Nebraska. It’s one of two major projects kicking off in that state totaling more than $9.6 million in two contract awards.

This I-80 project will run from Reference Post 310.88 to Reference Post 318.58, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT).

Vontz Paving, Inc., of Hastings, Nebraska, holds the $6.68 million contract. Work will include milling, pavement repair, bridge repair and asphalt overlay, NDOT says.

The department says motorists can expect lane closures, reduced speeds and a 12-foot width restriction. Temporary traffic signals will be used for bridge repairs on the overpasses at Exit 314 (S. Locust St.) and Exit 318 (N-2).

Interstate off-ramp will be detoured to the next exit, then back from the opposite direction, the agency says.

The project, anticipated to be completed in mid-November, is managed by Curtis Probasco of Grand Island.


Work to begin June 11 on US-136 west of Auburn

And in another major project, work is to begin Monday, June 11, on US-136 west of Auburn, NDOT says.

Constructors, Inc., of Lincoln, Nebraska, has the $2.96 million contract for milling, asphalt overlay, bridge and guardrail repair, culverts, rumble strips and grading.

Lane closures will be in place and maintained with flaggers and a pilot car. Traffic signals will at the Longs Creek Bridge from June 11 to August 31.

Anticipated completion is fall 2018. Project manager is Bill Jasa of Tecumseh.