The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) require each state highway agency to develop a Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The STIP must list all highway and transit projects that will be using federal funds, as well as all regionally significant transportation projects using non-federal funding sources. It covers a period of four years and in Nebraska is updated every year on Oct. 1st. Periodically, the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) must amend the STIP to add or remove projects, to make adjustments to funding sources or estimates, or to update a project’s scope of work.

At this time, the 2024 to 2027 road plan includes several projects in the KVSH area including the 4th Street to Minnechaduza Bridge project in 2025.

Other projects on Highway 20 include Thatcher to Arabia, an 8 mile stretch; Merriman West for 9 miles, Ainsworth East for 6 miles, and Ainsworth to Johnstown for 10 miles. All are slated for resurfacing. There will also be micro-surfacing in the Wood Lake Area.

On Highway 83 from 16B South for 10 miles, Ballards Marsh North for 1 mile, Valentine South for 12 miles, and rehabilitating Bryan Bridge.

On Highway 97 from Merritt Dam North for 14 miles and a six mile stretch North and South of the Niobrara Bridge on 97 is slated for widening and resurfacing.

Once again these projects can be altered or dates changed.