Husker Highway from US Highway 281 to Locust Street (joint project with NDOR)

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Project Description

The improvements to Husker Highway that required City participation began approximately 300' west of DeAnn Road and continued east to South Locust Street.

Improvements to this stretch of roadway consisted of the following:

  • Concrete Repair, as necessary;
  • Milling and resurfacing the existing roadway and shoulders with asphaltic concrete;
  • Widening the existing roadway to add left-turn lanes at the intersection with Blaine Street;
  • New roadway lighting for the left-turn lanes;
  • Widening of the Wood River Bridge between Garland and Blaine Street, with new guardrail installed;
  • Removal and replacement of the Wood River overflow bridge just west of Blaine Street with a concrete box culvert; and
  • Culverts under US Highway 34 were extended between Blaine Street and Catfish Avenue.

The City of Grand Island paid 50% of the preliminary engineering, construction and construction engineering total costs for the portion of the project that was within the City’s corporate limits. The City’s share was $146,058.50.