- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 15, 2015

RALSTON, Neb. (AP) - Ralston City Council is preparing to vote on replacing a viaduct over railroad tracks a half mile north of the city’s limits.

The Omaha World-Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1YhiEi5 ) that the one-fifth-of-a-mile project over the BNSF Railway tracks along a heavily trafficked street would include construction of a raised median, sidewalks and other improvements.

Omaha-area district engineer for Nebraska Department of Roads Tom Weander says construction on the project is expected to begin in spring 2017 and finish in fall 2018.

Ralston Mayor Don Groesser says citizens complain about potholes and poor conditions on the bridge.

The project is expected to cost more than $7 million. Ralston will pay $1 million, covering its portion by issuing bonds. The City of Omaha will be asked to cover about $375,000.


Information from: Omaha World-Herald, https://www.omaha.com

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