WISNER – The public is invited to an information open house focused on proposed improvements to U.S. Highway 275 (US-275) in Stanton and Cuming counties.
According to a release from the Nebraska Department of Transportation, the meeting will be held at the Wisner-Pilger high school fine arts auditorium (801 18th S. N) in Wisner on Tuesday, September 10 from 5:30 – 8 p.m.
A formal presentation will begin at 6 p.m. with an open house to follow.
Again, the proposed project would expand the existing two-lane highway to a four-lane expressway. This project begins 8.5 miles east of Norfolk, approximately 0.30 mile west of the intersection of US-275 and Nebraska Highway 57 (N-57) at mile marker (MM) 85.80 and extends east and south to the west side of Wisner at MM 101.79, where it ties into the existing US-275 four-lane roadway.
The proposed project would require the acquisition of additional property rights, which could include new right‑of-way (ROW), control of access (CA), permanent easements (PE) and/or temporary easements (TE). Property owners who are impacted will be contacted once the final design has been established.
Project costs are estimated at $63 million and NDOT has applied for additional federal funding through a Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant. The project would be constructed in two segments – the first would be US-275 from N-57 to N-15, and the second would be US-275 from N-15 to Wisner. Construction of the proposed project will be based on the availability of funding.
Personnel from NDOT will be present to answer questions and receive comments. Information regarding the proposed project will be made available on the NDOT website at www.dot.nebraska.gov/projects/future-projects/ by clicking on the “Norfolk – Wisner” link.