- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska business leaders plan to push for a highway expansion project between Norfolk and Fremont.

The group “4 Lanes 4 Nebraska” was formed to promote state infrastructure projects. Members will focus on expanding part of U.S. Highway 275 from two lanes to four. Highway 275 was constructed as a two-lane highway in northeast Nebraska in 1939.

In 1988, Nebraska enacted a transportation policy intended to connect every major community to an interstate system via a four-lane highway. The 45-mile stretch of two-lane road between Norfolk and Fremont is one of the few unfinished segments in the expressway system.

The coalition includes leaders from manufacturing, banking and agriculture. Josh Moenning, a former district director for U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry and campaign adviser for Gov.-elect Pete Ricketts, will serve as executive director.

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