Nebraska Expects 40% Increase in Highway Projects in 2015

Nebraska was ranked second in the nation for overall highway performance and cost effectiveness in the 21st Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation

Governor Dave Heineman and Nebraska Department of Roads Director Randy Peters provided an update on progress of the highway projects throughout the state. In the calendar year 2014, a total of 107 highway improvement projects were completed. More than 150 projects will be contracted by the Nebraska Department of Roads for fiscal year 2015. Gov. Heineman also congratulated Director Peters for Nebraska earning a ranking of second in the nation for overall highway performance and cost effectiveness in the 21st Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

"A safe and quality surface transportation system is a priority. Improvement projects over the past year, as well as those we are working on for next year and beyond, are a part of our ongoing efforts to provide a safe, efficient and reliable transportation network throughout Nebraska. The hundreds of construction and maintenance projects planned, designed and built by our Department of Roads each year are important to the future of this state,” said Gov. Heineman. “I want to thank the Department of Roads employees for all of their hard work this year.” In calendar year 2014, the Department of Roads contracted 18 more projects than in 2013. Department of Roads Director Randy Peters said, “We are already getting ready for new and continuing projects that will be underway in the spring. A safe and quality surface transportation system continues to be our priority.” 

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