Open House Information Meeting for US-77 Improvements in Dodge County is Scheduled

Open House Information Meeting for US-77 Improvements in Dodge County is Scheduled

FREMONT – The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) will hold an information open house on February 27th regarding the proposed improvements to U.S. Highway 77 in Dodge County.

The proposed improvements would include the City of Fremont and the Village of Inglewood. City of Fremont Director of Public Works Dave Goedeken says he’s worked with the department a little on the proposed project and says the project would mill, resurface, and repair 1.46 miles of US-77.

“I went to a meeting with the Department of Roads. And the project was explained as they would be going in there and removing bad sections of pavement,” said Goedeken. “Then they would go in and do an asphalt overlay.”

Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2019 and be completed by the fall. Goedeken says this project would be constructed under traffic with lane closures. He adds these improvements are the beginning to an even bigger project.

“I’ve worked with them a little on the project. It’s kind of a precursor to the Highway 77 Southeast Beltway project being built,” explained Goedeken. “Then state will turn over what’s existing Highway 77 to the city from basically the river bridge all the way north to the Highway 275 and Highway 30 interchange north of town. Then Highway 77 will be rerouted around following the Southeast Beltway.”

The open house meeting will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on February 27th at Washington Elementary. Additional information on the project will be provided at the meeting. Personnel from NDOT will be available to answer questions, receive comments, and discuss any aspect of the proposed highway improvement project.

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