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Repair work begins on US Highway 83 Jeffers Street Viaduct

Traffic is currently reduced to one lane each direction on north and southbound Jeffers as work...
Traffic is currently reduced to one lane each direction on north and southbound Jeffers as work begins on the viaduct.(Beatriz Reyna)
Published: Apr. 2, 2021 at 12:51 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Repair work on the Jeffers viaduct has started. Traffic is currently reduced to one lane each direction on north and southbound Jeffers.

Simon Contractors Inc., of Cheyenne, Wyoming, has the $3,877,000 contract. The viaduct is one of the North Platte area bridges associated with the project.

Work includes bridge deck repair, expansion device replacement, epoxy polymer overlay on sidewalk and asphalt overlay on the bridge. For the initial phase, traffic will be shifted to one-lane operation in each direction, utilizing the south-bound lanes with an 11-foot width restriction. Access to 6th Street and 7th Street will be closed to US-83/Jeffers Street during construction. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained. Normal traffic will resume for Nebraska Days Celebration from June 16 to June 26. Anticipation completion is October 2021.

Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously in and near work zones, to buckle up, and to put phone downs.

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