Work to Begin on US-281, North of Greeley/Wheeler County Line

Weather permitting, is to begin the week of June 1 on two projects on
US-281, from the Greeley/Wheeler county line, proceeding north for 17 miles, according to the
Nebraska Department of Roads.

The first project, Bartlett South, contract amount $804,600, begins at the
Greeley/Wheeler county line and proceeds north for 9 miles.  The second project, Bartlett North
and South, contract amount $688,500, begins one mile south of Bartlett and proceeds north for
approximately 8 miles.  Werner Construction, Inc., of Hastings, Nebraska has the contract for
both projects, which will include milling and asphalt paving on the roadway.

Traffic will be maintained during construction with use of flaggers and a pilot vehicle.
Work is anticipated to be completed by mid-June.
The Department of Roads project manager is Dan Ziska of O’Neill.  Motorists are
reminded to drive cautiously through highway construction zones.