- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

NORTH BEND, Neb. (AP) - More than 200 people attended an open house to question Nebraska road officials about a proposed alternative route for the U.S. 30 expressway between Schuyler and Fremont.

Residents asked about intersections and the impact of the planned route on farmland and irrigation systems during the Wednesday meeting at the North Bend City Auditorium.

About six miles from Schuyler to Rogers would be built for the alternative route, and 20 miles would be constructed from Rogers to Fremont, the Fremont Tribune reported (https://bit.ly/1rZmE9r ).

The first segment will require 115 acres of new right-of-way and the second segment would take 560 acres.

“This route we have is a preferred alternative,” District 2 Engineer Tim Weander said. “It’s 300 feet wide, and it is working with Corps of Engineers because water remains a major issue, and the continuation of wetlands. The Corps of Engineers has informed us that this corridor they could permit based on their inspections and their analysis with our people. … It can probably be tweaked a little bit, but we probably can’t go a long way off.”

The Nebraska Department of Roads also wants to realign the U.S. 30 expressway and expand it to four lanes.

One rural North Bend farmer said the highway’s realignment would cut through his corn fields.

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Information from: Fremont Tribune, https://www.fremontneb.com

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