Governor to Announce Highway Priorities on Thursday

Governor to Announce Highway Priorities on Thursday
Expanding Highway 275 to four lanes has been among the most-requested infrastructural improvement projects over the past few decades

LINCOLN – Major upgrades to Nebraska’s infrastructure are on the way.

The office of Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Wednesday that the governor will be unveiling new road and infrastructure priorities in a news conference in Lincoln Thursday morning. The projects announced will be paid for by the recently passed Build Nebraska Act and Transportation Innovation Act.

Following his announcement, Gov. Ricketts will be touring the state with former Gov. Kay Orr, State senators Lydia Braasch and Jim Smith and U.S. Senator Deb Fischer to deliver comments about the announcement. Among those stops will be the Nielsen Center in West Point Thursday afternoon.

The governor’s office has not yet said what projects will be announced, however the Norfolk-based group 4 Lanes 4 Nebraska has been among the most vocal proponents for an expanded four-lane Highway 275 between Norfolk and Omaha.