Electrical pole fire quickly contained
Monday, 06 April 2015 14:48
SHORTLY AFTER 3 PM ON MONDAY APRIL 6TH, THE VALENTINE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT RECEIVED A CALL ABOUT AN ELECTRICAL POLE BURNING BY MILE MARKER 210 OFF HIGHWAY 20. CREWS QUICKLY ARRIVED ON SCENE AND WAITED FOR KBR RURAL POWER TO ARRIVE AS THERE WERE LIVE WIRES WHICH SPARKED A SMALL BLAZE ON THE GROUND. THE FIRE WAS CONTAINED AND THE FIRE DEPARTMENT RETURNED TO THE BARN WITHIN APPROXIMATELY 35 MINUTES.
Work to Begin on N-12 Near Naper
Monday, 06 April 2015 13:41
Weather permitting, construction work is scheduled to begin the week of April 13 on N-12, beginning at the west edge of Butte and extending 21.4 miles to the Boyd-Keya Paha county line 8 miles west of Naper, according to the Nebraska Department of Roads.
Knife River Corporation DBA Knife River Midwest of Sioux City, Iowa, has the $3,544,320 contract for milling and four-inch asphaltic concrete overlay east of Naper and the $1,014,278 contract for milling and two-inch asphaltic concrete overlay west of Naper. In addition to asphalt work, guardrail will be replaced.
Traffic will be maintained during construction with the use of flaggers and a pilot car.
The load width will be restricted to 11 feet during construction of the project. The asphalt portion of the work is anticipated to be completed early in July.
The Department of Roads' project engineer is H. Gene Colfack of O'Neill. Motorists are urged to use caution while driving through highway work zones and to remember that speeding fines are doubled when workers are present.