Officials push Nebraska to complete long-delayed expressways

Updated: Jun. 13, 2021 at 3:13 PM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Officials in northeast Nebraska continue to press the state to complete its long-delayed system of four-lane expressways to connect every community larger than 15.000 people to an Interstate.

About 178 miles of the 600-mile system remains undone 33 years after the expressway system was launched back in 1988. Concerns about the projects prompted a group of state senators and a lobbying group of area businesses and cities, called 4 Lanes 4 Nebraska, to push for progress in the Legislature this spring.

Transportation Department officials say progress is being made even if it’s not coming as fast as some want.

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