Flagging operations are to begin next week along portions of Highway 75 in northern Cass County as the $61 million Highway 75 improvement and expansion project ramps up.
The Cassgram reports tree clearing and utility line realignment continues in advance of the big push of the project. It was originally projected that work around Avenue B could start as early as Monday (4/2) but that’s been pushed back a few days, says Rick Fisher, project manager for the Nebraska Department of Roads. There are still some utilities to be moved. When that begins, Avenue B at Highway 75 will be closed for several weeks.
What is expected to start next week is the installation of temporary lanes along the shoulder of the highway and that will necessitate some lane closures and put flaggers on the road.
Fisher says the installation of traffic control lights at the intersection with Bay Road is probably not going to happen until about mid-summer.
(For the previous Cassgram report on the road construction visit the Archives at www.cassgram.com 3/13/2012.)
---The groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of the highway project is expected to attract local, state and national leaders next week. That happens at 2pm on Wednesday (4/4) near Avenue B.