Highway 2 Project Nearing Completion

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News

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Press Release:

September 1, 2016 (Lincoln, Neb.) – The Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) and the City of Lincoln are excited to announce that nightly closures on Highway 2 have ended as the rehabilitation project enters its final stages. The project launched in May and included extensive pavement repair prior to milling the surface and performing an asphalt overlay. The project has been completed ahead of schedule, resulting in fewer road closures and opening the roadway up to travelers.

"We would like to thank the public for their patience during this construction project. We understand the frustration that it has caused for many citizens who use Highway 2 as a major route. We are confident that with the completion of this project, our customers will experience a much smoother and reliable roadway for years to come. We would also like to acknowledge the partnership we have with the City of Lincoln, who now resumes maintenance responsibilities for this stretch of roadway.

Their input has been invaluable. Together, we have achieved a time-intensive project in a relatively short period of time, providing cost effectiveness and quicker return to our customers," said Curt Mueting, District 1 Construction Engineer at NDOR.

"We appreciate the State’s investment in improving Highway 2, which is a major entryway into our community," said Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler. "This is a great example of how the partnership and collaboration between NDOR and the City of Lincoln continues to grow and strengthen as we face transportation challenges. We appreciate the efforts to minimize the inconvenience to the public and to finish this important project ahead of schedule."

According to Brian Schoen, Highway Project Manager at NDOR, "The contractor, in cooperation with the Department of Roads, was able to schedule, perform and complete the work in less time than was allotted to them by contract. We are very pleased to see the work completed according to specification and four weeks ahead of schedule. The project utilized nightly closures to increase the level of work completed while attempting to reduce the disruption to daily commuter traffic."

The traveling public will continue to see work completed on Highway 2 as the project moves through final stages; however, this work should have little to no impact to travelers.