West Center Road / Hwy 275 Bridge Reopens After 139 Days

West Center Road / Hwy 275 Bridge Reopens After 139 Days
New asphalt waits for travelers to cross the reopened bridge on Highway 275 at West Center Road.

OMAHA  — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announced this morning that the bridge on US-275/N-92, west of the Elkhorn River, is scheduled to reopen today Wednesday, July 31.

The bridge will reopen with flagging operations to continue during daylight hours for up to three weeks, according to NDOT District Two Engineer, Tim Weander.

Since March 15, 2019, US-275/N-92 has had both lanes closed as a result of significant flood damage to the bridge.

This April 2019 photo shows the extent of the damage to the former bridge at West Center Road.

The original structure was 80 feet long with a single span.  As a result of flood damage, the new structure is a 210-foot long, 3 span bridge.

Constructors, Inc. is the contractor on this project.

  • Date of Contract – 03-29-2019
  • Total Days Closed – 139 days
  • Cost of Repairs – $3.5 million
  • Nature of Repairs – complete reconstruction of the bridge structure and pavement

The NDOT thanks all involved for their partnership, effort, and dedication on completing repairs in an expedited time period.

Related:

There will be an extended closure of the westbound Highway 64 (West Maple Street) ramp that normally allows access to westbound US-275. The closure will begin Friday, August 2 and last for approximately 4 days, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. This extended ramp closure is necessary for the placement of a high friction overlay to the roadway surface.

Venture Construction Inc. is the contractor on that project.

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