Beatrice street reconstruction project underway

BEATRICE – This summer’s major street project in Beatrice got underway this week.  A one-block section of Bell Street between Fifth and Sixth Streets has been torn up, with new concrete to be put in place. 

R.L. Tiemann Construction of Beatrice is doing the project, just south of the downtown area.   The street is across U.S. Highway 77 and the new fire and rescue headquarters project that has been under construction.  

Bell Street serves as a connection between the highway and the Farmers Cooperative of Dorchester Elevators, to the west. 

City officials say completion of the Bell Street concrete reconstruction is anticipated by the end of August.