Major road project on drawing board in western Cass County.
The Nebraska Department of Roads announces that it is preparing a pavement improvement project for U.S. Highway 34 in Cass and Lancaster Counties. The proposed project is a pavement resurfacing, restoration and rehabilitation maintenance project intended to preserve US-34. It would begin just east of 84th Street in Lincoln and proceed east on US-34 for 11½ miles through the Village of Eagle to east of the intersection with Nebraska Highway 63. This project would involve resurfacing the existing roadway and surfaced shoulders with asphalt. Construction would occur under traffic (without detour) using appropriate traffic control, which may include closed lanes.
The Cassgram reports construction is tentatively scheduled to begin as early as spring of 2014 and be completed by late fall of 2014.
The anticipated reconstruction of US-34, including widening the existing two-lane to a four-lane roadway, remains in future planning.