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NDOT announces updates on flood-damaged highways

Posted at 4:24 PM, Jun 28, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announced updates Friday regarding flood repairs on Highway 11 south of Butte, Highway 57 south of Stanton and Highway 94 east of Pender.

Read the updates from NDOT below:

  • Highway 11, south of Butte – Kiewit Infrastructure Co. of Omaha, Nebraska, has been awarded the

contract and began work on June 24 with completion expected by December 31. The project wasoriginally designed and advertised for letting on May 28th but no bids were received. Bridge
engineers have continued to evaluate the situation and damage to the bridge. In order to provide a
safe, reliable and sustainable solution, the NDOT has altered the design to replace the bridge deck
and repair all the damaged steel girders now to avoid future traffic disruptions for additional work in
the coming years. Additional considerations to the decision include the timeline of an August opening
of the temporary bridge at Highway 281.

  • Highway 57, south of Stanton – M.E. Collins Contracting Company, Inc., of Wahoo, Nebraska, has

been awarded the contract for repairing the bridge and the riverbank after floodwaters in the ElkhornRiver washed out the south approach of the bridge and caused extensive erosion of the south
channel bank at the bridge location. Work began June 19 and expected completion is Fall 2019.
Work includes armoring and re-establishing the south bank and pile repair and paving of the
damaged approach sections. A new guardrail will also be installed.

  • Highway 94, east of Pender – Valley Corporation of Valley, Nebraska, has been awarded the contract

to start repairs to a bridge east of Pender after flood waters in Logan Creek damaged the west bridgeapproach and severely scoured the adjacent channel. The flooding undercut the bridge supports
impacting the bridges ability to support traffic. Work is anticipated to begin July 1 and expected
completion is November 2019. Work includes channel erosion repair, pavement approach
replacement, repair of damaged bridge supports and guardrail repair.