New Gage County Road Plan Approved

BEATRICE – The Gage County Board has approved the county’s new one-and-six-year road plan, which has an estimated $2 million of construction in the first year.

Highway Superintendent Galen Engel says that work includes 13 culvert projects to replace old bridges, five culverts to replace worn-out culverts, two box culverts to replace bridges and two larger bridges near Adams and south of Wymore.

Road and Bridge Committee Chairman Terry Jurgens says some asphalt maintenance is scheduled again.

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The federal aid bridge near Adams, in the design stage for two decades, could be part of a state bid-letting late this year.

Under a new state program that replaces the old federal aid bridge program, Engel says several projects are included in the longer-range part of the county’s plan.

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The dozen bridges that could be eligible for the matching program are located near Odell, Barneston, DeWitt, Adams, Rockford, Beatrice, Blue Springs, and Filley.  Engel says some paving work is also included in the long-range part of the plan.  The road projects would include resurfacing, shoulder and culvert work.

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