An informational open house on this project was held on August 5, 2003, in Louisville, NE, to provide opportunity for the public to comment. The information available at that time is presented on these web pages. Some changes to the concept are likely to be made based on public input and further study. Another Public Information Meeting will be held, in 2004.
Brief Description: This project involves widening Highway 50 from Springfield south through Louisville and then transitioning back to the existing two-lane highway south of the (south) N-66 junction.
Extent of Project: South N-66 junction, Cass County, to Platteview Road, Sarpy County. Approximate highway reference posts from 74+20 to 82+93, approximately 8.5 miles. There is a short segment at Springfield that is already a four-lane segment and will remain a four-lane segment.
Purpose and Need: because of traffic increases on this two-lane highway, the purpose of the project is increase traffic capacity, and safety, by widening to a four-lane highway. Average daily traffic volumes are 7,715 for the year 2002 and are projected to be 12,380 for year 2027, which warrants a four-lane facility.
Current construction schedule: Sometime during the next five to ten years the project will be built. This could change depending upon availability of funding and other factors. Project to the North – To Be Constructed First: Springfield North, STPD-50-2(126), CN 21790, widening to four lanes is scheduled for construction in the next two to three years. Beginning near Highway 370, the project will widen Highway 50 to four lanes approximately to highway reference post 82+93, tying into the existing four-lane section just north of Platteview Road.
Under the Concept displayed at the August 5, 2003 Public Information Meeting . . .