Gavins Point East Project Opened Week-And-A-Half Early

YANKTON, SD – On the same day state road officials announced the opening of Highway 35 near Hubbard, Nebraska, the opening of the N-121 bridge south of Yankton, South Dakota was re-opened this past Friday, December 20.

According to a release from the Nebraska Department of Transportation office, the bridge just west of US-81 was originally scheduled to be completed by December 31.

The Gavins Point East project was the final contract to be awarded on a bridge reconstruction project in the State of Nebraska as a result of damage sustained from the March 2019 flooding event.

The NDOT partnered with contractor, Dixon Construction Co. of Correctionville, Iowa, who received the $5,598,342 emergency contract for the project. This included $1,607,162 to repair the existing bridge which work began on August 12.

Bridge work is complete and an asphalt overlay will be done under traffic next spring. Motorists are advised to use caution while driving through construction zones and always wear a seat belt.

The NDOT thanks all involved for their partnership, effort and dedication on completing repairs in an expedited time period.  State officials will continue to update the public as they continue to complete projects in other areas of the state to resume normal traffic operations.