*  Message from the Mayor  *

Residents of Grand Island:

People are asking me for locations in the city where coronavirus may be present.  On March 28, 2020, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services determined that we have confirmed cases of community spread of coronavirus in the city.  This means that we must assume that coronavirus is everywhere.  Please take extra precautions using this assumption.   Please keep at least 6 feet of space between you and other people, wash your hands regularly, and do not touch your face. 

Mayor Roger G. Steele

Broadwell/ UPRR Grade Separation Project History

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Continuing to explore ways to accommodate the growing traffic within the city, Public Works Engineering staff plans to complete a feasibility study for a grade separation structure with the UPRR to be located at or around the existing Broadwell Avenue crossing north of 3rd Street.  This study is necessary for the city to submit to the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) in order to secure potential federal funding for assistance in building a grade separation in this area.  Without the study, additional funding sources cannot be secured.  Due to the length of this process, it was decided to go ahead with this study in order to begin this process.  A Concept Design Report for Broadwell Avenue Grade Separation across the UPRR Tracks was done in 2004 and will be used as the starting point for this study.

2004 Broadwell Avenue Grade Separation Study

On November 20, 2018, via Resolution No. 2018- 350 City Council approved an agreement with HDR Engineering, Inc. of Omaha, Nebraska in the amount of $226,660.00 for such study.

On June 25, 2019, via Resolution No. 2019-195 City Council approved Amendment No. 1 with HDR Engineering in the amount of $185,123.00, resulting in a revised agreement total of $411,783.00.  Such amendment allowed for an in depth environmental review, a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study that is beyond the scope originally developed for this project.