Today is a big day for infrastructure in northeast Nebraska.
The Nebraska Department of Transportation hosted state and local officials in West Point Wednesday to officially begin the Hwy 275 expansion project.
The DOT will be expanding 275 from two-to-four lanes on an 18-mile stretch from Scribner to West Point.
It is a long-awaited project for northeast Nebraska, and West Point Mayor, Bruce Schlect, says he sees big potential for the towns in the area.
"We've always believed that Highway 275 expressway was the economic tool needed for northeast Nebraska," Schlect said. "Not only providing safety, but a direct route for economic opportunity."
The project was recently awarded to a contractor based out of Topeka, Kansas.
Construction is scheduled to begin this summer with a tentative completion of Spring 2024.