Work Will Begin on N-61 at Snake River North and South

August 27, 2020 (Ainsworth, Neb.) — Weather permitting, work will begin August 31 on N-61, 30 miles north of Hyannis to 18 miles south of Merriman, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

Werner Construction, Inc. of Hastings, Nebraska has the $8,146,996 contract. Work will take place from Reference Post 190+72 to Reference Post 205+74 and include culvert replacement, grading, and asphalt resurfacing. Culvert replacement is planned for fall of 2020. Traffic will be reduced to one lane with an 11-foot width restriction. Grading and asphalt resurfacing is anticipated to begin spring 2021.

Anticipated completion is June 2021.

Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously in and near work zones, to buckle up, and to put phones down.