The Nebraska Department of Roads will hold an Information Open House Tuesday,
April 26, regarding improvements to U.S. Highway 183, south of Sargent. The open house will
be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center, 314 W. Main Street, in Sargent.
The proposed project would be constructed in Custer County. This 6.65 mile project on
US-183 begins approximately half a mile south of State Spur 21C (N-S21C) and extends to just
south of the intersection of Jesse Street, in Sargent.
The southernmost five-mile portion of the project involves restoration of the pavement.
This resurfacing, restoration, and rehabilitation project also includes paving two feet of the
existing six-foot earth shoulders on each side of the existing 24-foot roadway. The bridge
structure over the draw, a quarter mile south of County Road 812, would be replaced with a new
concrete box culvert on the existing alignment. Traffic will be maintained with a temporary road.
The north section would be reconstructed on new alignment; three alternatives will be
presented to the public for comment at the meeting. These realignments would allow for
construction of a new Middle Loup Bridge and replacing two irrigation canal bridges with
concrete box culverts, without detouring US-183 traffic. The new roadway would consist of two
12-foot wide driving lanes and two-foot paved shoulders on each side. The roadway will tie
back into the existing roadway less than half a mile south of Jesse Street.
The proposed construction is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2013 and take
approximately two years. While construction would require no detouring of US-183 traffic,
occasional lane closures would be necessary with appropriate traffic control.
Personnel from the State Department of Roads will be available to answer questions,
receive comments and discuss any aspect of the proposed highway improvement project.
Information regarding the project will be available after the meeting on the NDOR
website at www.transportation.nebraska.gov/projects/ by clicking on the “Sargent South” link.