LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) will hold a public information open house regarding proposed improvements to U.S. Highway 20 (US-20) in Pierce and Cedar counties. The meeting will be held at Randolph High School, 207 North Pierce Street, in Randolph, on Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 5-7 p.m. A formal presentation will be given at 5 p.m., followed by an open house until 7 p.m.

The proposed project would improve approximately 10.5 miles of US-20. The project would begin at the junction of US-20 and U.S. Highway 81 (US-81) at mile marker (MM) 373.97 and extend east to MM 384.47, 1.03 miles west of the junction of US-20 and Nebraska Highway 57 (N-57).

Proposed improvements on this project would consist of pavement removal and replacement in the curbed section of Randolph, milling and resurfacing the roadway and new asphalt surfaced shoulders in the rural sections, concrete repairs, bridge repairs, and replacement of the bridge over Middle Logan Creek.

This project would require the acquisition of additional property rights, which could include new right-of-way (ROW), control of access (CA), permanent easements (PE), and/or temporary easements (TE). Wetland impacts are anticipated and would be mitigated as necessary.

Construction could begin as early as spring of 2021 and be complete by fall of 2022. The project would be constructed under traffic with lane closures controlled by approved temporary traffic control. Access for local traffic would be maintained, but may be limited at times. Access to US-20 would be temporarily closed at various locations at different times during different phases of construction. Designated detours would be provided for three of the closures. Additional details will be available at the public information open house.

Personnel from NDOT will be present to answer questions and receive comments. Information regarding the proposed project will be made available on the NDOT website at projects/ by clicking on the “US-81 to Belden” link.

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