The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) will hold a public information open house regarding proposed improvements to a U.S. Highway 20 (US-20) bridge over Long Pine Creek in Brown County.  The meeting will be held at Long Pine Palace, 485 N. Main Street, in Long Pine, on December 3, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

The proposed project would repair the US-20 bridge located at approximately MM 250.11, 1.70 miles west of the Brown/Rock county line.  The improvements would consist of reconstructing
the bridge abutments and the abutment spread footings.  A portion of the bridge deck on each end would be removed and replaced to accommodate this work.  The bridge approach sections would be
reconstructed, and the guardrail would also be replaced with surfacing underneath.

Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin as early as summer 2021 and could be completed by fall 2021.  The proposed project would not be constructed under traffic and would require detouring US-20 traffic for the duration of the project to accommodate the proposed work.  A designated detour would be provided and would utilize U.S. Highway 183 (US-183) and Nebraska Highway 7 (N-7).

Personnel from NDOT will be present to answer questions and receive comments.  Information regarding the proposed project will be made available on the NDOT website at by clicking on the “Long Pine Bridge” link.