LEXINGTON — Construction work has begun on Highway 21 north of Lexington, weather permitting.

According to a Nebraska Department of Transportation press release, Kirk Sand and Gravel Inc. of Sutton will remove the existing French Creek bridge, construct a box culvert then grade and pave the bridge.

The box culvert will be constructed in phases. During the second phase of construction of the box culvert, traffic will be detoured to a temporary road.

The project will cost $499,434.

Traffic will be maintained using temporary traffic signals, and a 12-foot width restriction will be in place for the duration of the project. The project is expected to be completed in December.

Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously in and near construction zones and to expect delays.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.