End Closer For Major Highway Project

The new lanes of Bay Road,railroad/Highway 75 overpasses and an on/off highway ramp, are just a matter of days from opening. District 2 Cass County Commissioner Janet McCartney says the Nebraska Department of Roads told her the switch, weather permitting, is scheduled for Friday, June 14th or shortly thereafter.

The Cassgram reports when that opens, the temporary access alignment for Highway 75 means motorists will be limited to right turns only.

Northbound Highway 75 traffic wanting to head west on Bay Road will turn right and go east on East Bay Road and circle back around to the new Bay Road lanes. Motorists from Buccaneer Bay wanting to go north on Highway 75 will go on the overpasses and then circle back to westbound East Bay Road to get to the highway.

Southbound Highway 75 traffic will turn right on the new ramp to get to Bay Road/Webster Boulevard. Motorists from Buccaneer Bay wanting to go south on Highway 75 will use the ramp and turn right.

(NDOR sketch overlay in ‘Photo Gallery’ at www.cassgram.com.)

---Asphalt overlay on Webster Boulevard substantially complete — Traffic is again moving at normal speed after about two weeks of daytime flaggers and pilot cars on the county’s busiest road.

Only some minor shoulder work remains to be done and that should not affect the 5000 or so vehicles that travel the road daily.

The overlay is expected to serve the public’s travel for about 20 years, said Cass County Road Superintendent Lenny Thorne. It is likely that an armor coating or some type of surface coating will need to be done in about 10 years, he said.

There were no cost overruns. Pavers, Inc. did the work for $489,960.


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