Information Open House Dec. 4 for Fremont Southeast Beltway

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) will hold a public information open house meeting regarding changes to the Fremont Southeast Beltway project.

These changes were made in direct response to public input from the previous public open house and continued design analysis.  The meeting will be held at the Fremont Learning Center – Lenihan Gym, 130 E. 9th St., Fremont, Nebraska on Tuesday, December 4, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The proposed project is a new four-lane divided expressway on the south side of Fremont, Nebraska in Dodge County.  The length of the proposed alternative is approximately 3.2 miles.  The purpose of the project is to improve traffic flow and safety on U.S. Highway 77 (US-77) via a high-speed beltway around the southeast side of Fremont.  The beltway would improve local access and mobility and the regional connectivity between US-77, U.S. Highway 275 (US-275), and U.S. Highway 30 (US-30).

Proposed changes to the project include incorporating roundabout intersections at Downing Street and the US-275 interchange ramp terminals as well as removing the Yager Road connection to the Beltway. Construction is planned to begin in spring 2020 and be open to traffic by fall 2021.

The public information open house meeting is being held to provide information and updates regarding the project, currently in the design phase, and to receive the public’s input.  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. Click on the “Fremont Southeast Beltway” link at http://dot.nebraska.gov/projects/future-projects/.

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