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La Vista begins reconstruction of 96th Street

Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 10:40 AM CDT
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LA VISTA, Neb. (WOWT) - Work crews in La Vista recently wrapped up a street repair project along 108th Street, and now they have started a new phase of the project on 96th Street.

Roughly 28,000 cars go through the intersection at 96th and Harrison streets per day, but right now those cars are getting stopped and detoured before they can get there.

“It’s an inconvenience for sure, but the condition of the road had deteriorated to the point that reconstruction was the only real option,” said Mitch Beaumont with La Vista.

That means a total closure from Valley View Drive to Harrison Street for now. This new phase has two stages of work.

“A complete reconstruction of 96th from Harrison to the railroad bridge,” Beaumont said.

Then crews will work their way south, but that phase of the project isn’t quite as big.

“The 96th project also includes concrete panel replacements from Valley View to Portal. That’ll be just one lane closures here and there as crews work through that section of the project,” he said.

A lot of drivers are reaching this roadblock at Valley View and hooking a right into the neighborhood. La Vista is urging people to try to avoid that as much as possible.

“We have detours set up on 84th and 108th. If at all possible, please use those routes,” he said.

They hope to have 96th Street reopened in about two months. The total cost of repairs on both 108th and 96th streets adds up to $4.2 million.

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