NDOT– Weather permitting, N-97 will close May 17, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.
Paulsen Inc., of Cozad, Nebraska, has the $10,360,006 contract. Work will include installing steel sheet piling needed for roadway widening at the Dismal River. N-97 will be closed at the Dismal River beginning at reference post 54.4. Through traffic will NOT be allowed for the duration of the road closure; only emergency vehicles will be able to pass through the area. Alternate routes include highways US-83, N-61, N-92, and N-2.
The road closure may be in effect up to 21 days ending on June 6.
Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously in and near work zones, to buckle up, and to put phones down.