Officials from area communities and counties met Monday in West Point to see if they could agree on a cohesive message to take to the Highway Commission and Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) pertaining to Highway 275.
Consensus was reached to ask that the expressway designation be kept for that highway and to push to have two more expressway segments included in the second phase of the Build Nebraska Act. Those segments are: 1. From where the expressway ends east of Norfolk to the Highway 15 junction west of Wisner, and, 2. From where the expressway ends near Hooper to the Highway 91 junction north of Scribner.
The consensus Monday was that the entire 47-mile project wouldn’t likely be approved for funding at the same time, and that those two stretches are the two most in need of the work.
Norfolk Mayor Sue Fachman and Kim Kwapnioski, Director of the Norfolk Area Visitor Bureau agreed to attend Friday’s meeting and speak for the area stakeholders.
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