Work to Begin on N-61, North of Hyannis to South of Merriman
Monday, 21 September 2015 12:58
Weather permitting, work is scheduled to begin the week of September 21 on N-61, from 7 miles north of Hyannis in Grant County, to 55 miles south of Merriman, in Cherry County, starting at Reference Post 165.86 and ending at Reference Post, 173.22, according to the Nebraska Department of Roads.
Oldcastle Materials Midwest Co. DBA Omni Engineering, of Omaha, Nebraska, has the $1.1 million contract for the 7.36-mile project, which will include milling and asphaltic concrete overlay of the roadway. Traffic will be maintained during construction with use of a pilot car.
Work is anticipated to be completed in mid-October.
The Department of Roads’ project manager is Darrell Lurz of Valentine. Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously through highway construction zones.
Legislative Committee Hearing in Valentine
Monday, 21 September 2015 10:39
The Nebraska Natural Resource Committee will hold a public hearing in Valentine this Wednesday at 9AM at the Niobara Lodge to take public comments about LR 272 which is now in committee in Lincoln. It was stated that the reason for the hearing regards the VALIDITY of the NIOBRARA COUNCIL and the SCENIC RIVER BOUNDARY.
The issues to be examined in the study will include, but not be limited to;
1) The qualifications needed to serve on the Niobrara Council
2) The process of appointing council members
3) The authority of the council to act
4) The boundaries over which the council has jurisdiction and
5) Other issues related to the Niobrara Council.
Dean Jochem(Yo-Come)Brown County Zoning administrator, stated that “It is URGENT that Farmers, Ranchers, Outfitters, Niobrara Boundary Land Owners,and the public, turn out for this hearing. He reported that this bill could create problems concerning the control of the river through the designated boundaries desired by the Federal Government.
That meeting again will be at 9AM this Wednesday morning at the Niobrara lodge in Valentine.