Flood Repairs Continue In Northeast Nebraska Following NDOT Update Meetings

STANTON/PENDER – A set of updates have been announced by the Nebraska Department of Transpiration for flood repairs.

In conjunction with recent flood recovery update meetings in Norfolk, O’Neill and Niobrara updated to projects on Highway 11 south of Butte, HWY 57 south of Stanton and HWY 94 east of Pender saw updates.

According to a release from the NDOT, M.E. Collins Contracting Company, Inc. of Wahoo was awarded the contract for repairing the bridge and the riverbank along HWY 57 (south of Stanton). Repairs were needed after floodwaters in the Elkhorn River washed out the south approach of the bridge and caused extensive erosion of the south channel back at the bridge location. Work began June 19 with expected completion Fall of 2019.

Work includes armoring and re-establishing the south bank and pile repair and paving of the damaged approach sections.  A new guardrail will also be installed.

Valley Corporation of Valley was awarded the contract to start repairs to a bridge east of Pender on HWY 94. This is due to flood waters in the Logan Creek damaging the west bridge approach and severely scoured the adjacent channel. Work was anticipated to begin Monday with a completion date November of 2019.

Work includes channel erosion repair, pavement approach replacement, repair of damaged bridge supports and guardrail repair.

Contact Vicki Kramer with the NDOT at 402-479-4512 or email vicki.kramer@nebraska.gov for more information.