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Capital Avenue - Webb Road to Broadwell Avenue

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Federal Aid Transportation Project

Project Description

Capital Avenue between Webb Road and Broadwell Avenue previously consisted of a 2-lane paved roadway, 24 foot wide. The improvements included the removal of the 2-lane roadway and construction of a 5-lane concrete roadway, 62 feet in width. Other improvements included upgrading side street intersections along Capital Avenue to tie into the proposed 5-lane roadway, constructing sidewalks and a bike trail, relocating utilities as necessary, and installing roadway lighting and storm sewer improvements.

Paulsen, Inc. of Cozad, Nebraska submitted a bid on October 23, 2014 in the amount of $7,086,573.25.  The City concurred with the Nebraska Department of Roads on November 12, 2014 for such contractor to be awarded the bid. 

Tentative Schedule -

  • October 10, 2016 - Capital Avenue opened to traffic, except the southernmost lane which will be closed for sidewalk construction & final grading)
  • October 27, 2016 - Capital Avenue completed with sidewalks, backfill and seeding

Map of Project Location

Construction Information

The Capital Avenue Project began June 2015 and consisted of five phases. 

Public Informational Handout

Construction of the North Interceptor Sanitary Sewer on the north side of Capital Avenue began in  the fall of 2014 and will continue to run concurrent with the roadway construction.  Relocation of the overhead power line and underground utilities began in the spring of 2015.  

For questions or concerns, contact Tim Golka at 308-389-0263.

   Capital Ave

 HAWK Beacon installed on Capital Avenue Widening project