Beatrice City Council Approves Intersection Study

BEATRICE – The Beatrice City Council has approved an engineering study of the intersection at 19th and Lincoln.

The busy intersection near Lincoln Elementary School will be studied for possible lane and traffic light changes, among other things.

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City Administrator Tobias Tempelmeyer says the view of the traffic signals is difficult for vehicles waiting at the intersection.   Signs are currently posted on nearby poles that restrict right turns during school hours, between seven a.m. and four p.m.

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Olsson and Associates engineering firm has been hired to do the intersection study, at a cost not to exceed $15,000.

19th is listed on the city’s long-term street plan for construction work.

An undeveloped street next to an environmental clean-up project has been officially closed and vacated by the City of Beatrice.

The section of Front Street, also known as First Street, was vacated by city council action, Monday night.   Tempelmeyer says the dirt road isn’t regularly used by the public.

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City access would be maintained for electrical lines, a sewer lift station and storm sewer facilities in that area.

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The multi-million-dollar clean-up of a former coal gas plant that existed at the site in the early 1900s, was completed the past year.  The gas plant clean-up area is now grass and trees, along with bank stabilization along the Big Blue River in that area.

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