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Roundabout at Hwy 77/32 to Open October 2nd


The roundabout at Hwy 32/77 is nearing a completion date, hopefully. There have been many delays is progress since the project started quite a long time ago. The Project Manager, Jeff Francis, provided a detailed time frame for the next couple of weeks until it is completed.

“The contractor informed me that they will be ready to open the roundabout on October 2nd,” stated Jeff Francis. 

Below is the schedule of work to be completed before the roundabout is opened.

Upcoming work—

Pavement markings will be installed today,

Median surfacing is scheduled to be completed by 9/26/15

Begin high mast tower foundation work on 9/23/15

Set the high mast tower on 10/1/15 (if the concrete foundation attained adequate strength)

 

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Schedule for Roundabout at Highway 32/77


The roundabout schedule is below. The dates listed are approximate. The hope is to have the roundabout completed by the middle of September, but that is not definite. Kat Country Hub will post additional information as it becomes available.

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No Delays Expected on Hwy 77 During Construction of Roundabout, yet


Will construction of the roundabout at hwy 77/32 cause delays on hwy 77? “Not yet, part of permanent Hwy 32 will function as temporary 77. That small section of Hwy 32 will be built in the next week or two,” stated Jeff Francis, Highway Project Manager.

The map below illustrates the roundabout and its’ construction.

Hwy 32-77 phasing

Highway 32 East Closing Today


After many rain delays, progress is moving forward on the roundabout at the junction of hwy 77/32 in Oakland. “The contractor will be closing Hwy 32 this morning,” stated Jeff Francis, Highway Project Manager.

The closing will only affect eastbound traffic, towards Tekamah. Highway 32 west and 77 north and south remain open.

Stay tuned to Kat Country Hub for further updates.

 

Rain Delays Closing Highway 32 East To Tekamah at Roundabout Again


Rain over the weekend has prompted another delay at the roundabout in the closing of highway 32 east to Tekamah.

“The rain made conditions too wet to shoulder. We are hoping the area dries out today and tomorrow. They will try to close Hwy 32 on Wednesday,” stated Jeff Francis, Highway Project Manager.

Stay tuned to Kat Country Hub for further updates.

East Highway 32 Toward Tekamah to Close Monday, Weather Permitting


Weather permitting, east Highway N-32 will be closed from Oakland to Tekamah on Monday, May 11, to allow for construction of the roundabout, according to the Department of Roads. The detour route will be Highway N-51 from Highway US-77 to Decatur, Highway US-75 from Decatur to Blair, and Highway N-91 from Blair to US-77. Highway US-77 and west N-32 traffic will be shifted onto temporary roads through the work zone. Anticipated completion date for this project is early summer, 2015.

Visit the 511 webpage at http://www.511.nebraska.gov or dial 511 or 800-906-9069 to get the most current updates on highway conditions.

Weather Delays Progress at Highway 77/32 Roundabout


The progress on the roundabout at Highway 77/32 has been experiencing many delays due to the weather. All of the rainy weather over the past several days has caused another delay. “The Highway 32 closure is scheduled for Monday. The recent rain is delaying the earth shouldering work,” stated Jeff Francis, Highway Project Manager.

Stay tuned to Kat Country Hub for further updates.

Roundabout at Highway 32/77 Junction Update


Weather has been causing some delays at the roundabout at the junction of highway 77/32. “The weather prevented the paving contractor from working all day Friday and over the weekend. The closure should happen later this week, if the rain stays away,” stated Highway Project Manager Jeff Francis.

The current projected date of closing highway 32 towards Tekamah at the junction is Thursday. If it rains, which is in the forecast every day this week, the closing will be delayed.

Stay tuned to Kat Country Hub for further updates.

The junction of highway 77/32. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

The junction of highway 77/32. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Update on Progress of Roundabout at 32/77 Junction


The projected closing of highway 32 east towards Tekamah while construction of the roundabout at the junction of 32/77 has been delayed.

“The contractor is still trying to stabilize the subgrade. It looks like the closure will not happen until early next week,” stated highway project manager Jeff Francis.

Stay tuned to Kat Country Hub for continued updates.

 

Newest Update on Roundabout at Highway 32/77 Junction


There has been a change in plans on the closing date of highway 32 east towards Tekamah during the roundabout construction at the 32/77 junction. “The contractor plans on closing east Highway 32 Wednesday or Thursday of next week.The contractor tried placing asphalt for the temporary roads, but had to suspend that operation. The subgrade is being reworked,” stated Jeff Francis, Highway Project Manager.

Stay tuned to Kat Country Hub for further updates on the roundabout progress.

The future location of the roundabout at highway 32/77 junction. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

The future location of the roundabout at highway 32/77 junction. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

 

 

 

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