Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman and the Nebraska Department of Roads Director Randy Peters announced a new project will begin next spring along Nebraska Highway 133.
Work will begin on N-133, from just north of Omaha in Douglas County, north 4.68 miles to approximately three miles north of the Washington County line.
This highway improvement project is the first of two to widen N-133 from a rural, two-lane highway to a four-lane, divided highway between Omaha and Blair.
The project is scheduled for a fall 2012 contract letting with construction anticipated to begin in spring 2013. The project will take two years and is estimated to cost $23 million. Motorists are urged to remain aware of current road conditions, weather-related effects and future work zones along this highway.
NDOR’s ability to advance this project was made possible by receiving additional federal funds in fiscal year 2012. This project is ready to advance to construction because the NDOR has secured the necessary permits and right of way.