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Niobrara road plans

September 9, 2018

NIOBRARA — The Nebraska Department of Transportation will hold a public information open house to present a new alternative for Nebraska Highway 12 near here in Knox County.

The meeting will be at the Niobrara High School gymnasium, 247 North Highway 12, on

Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m., with a presentation given from 5 to 5:30 p.m.

Officials from the roads department said the proposed project includes two segments of the existing Highway 12 roadway east and west of Niobrara.

The highway experiences flooding and damage due to high water levels associated with the Missouri River. The new roadway would remain generally on the same alignment as the existing Highway 12 but at a higher elevation.

The public information open house meeting is being conducted to provide information regarding the current project status and recently identified preferred solution.

Personnel from the roads department will be present to answer questions and receive comments.

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