Posted 9 months ago
By John Axtell
The Nebraska Department of Roads fiscal year 2014 Surface Transportation Program was released this week, listing $431-million dollars in state road and street projects planned for the new fiscal year and funded by state and federal highway user taxes and fees.
There’s another $312-million in the Local System Program for city streets and county roads funded with state, federal and local highway user revenues.
The state program includes 139 new projects across the state ranging in size from small intersection improvements for lighting and traffic signals to pavement and bridge preservation projects to large resurfacing and reconstruction projects.
The fiscal year 2014 program is also the first with projects funded through the Build Nebraska Act, which earmarks a quarter-cent of the state sales tax for roads. The Build Nebraska projects include the construction of bypass on the north and west edges of Wahoo Bypass and new viaduct in Kearney.
The 2014-2019 Nebraska Surface Transportation Program can be seen at the Department of Roads website www.transportation.nebraska.gov/hwy-pgm. Hard copies may also be requested from the department.