23rd St. Columbus

Project Name: 23rd St. Columbus  |  Project Number: NH-30-5(134)  |  Control Number: 32234


About the Project

The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) will reconstruct approximately 2.69 miles of the existing pavement on 23rd Street starting just east of the north junction of U.S. Highway 81 (US-81) and 23rd Street, and extending just east of the East 11th Avenue intersection. The project will consist of removing and replacing pavement, four turn lanes (one right, three left) will be extended and five right turn lanes will be added. Curb inlets and storm sewer will be reconstructed and new pedestrian facilities will be constructed.  In addition, driveways will be consolidated where possible and roadway lighting and traffic signals will also be updated with this project.



Project Updates

August 18, 2023

Weather permitting, starting on August 23 at 8 p.m., traffic along US Highway 30 (US-30/23rd Street), from east of 16th Avenue to the east side of E 11th Avenue, will be switched to the westbound lanes for construction activities. Traffic will be reduced to two-lane, two-way traffic in some locations and will be controlled by barricades and other traffic control devices.


Construction activities including utility work, storm sewer upgrades and concrete paving have been completed in the westbound lanes. The traffic shift to the newly constructed westbound lanes is necessary to allow for similar construction activities to occur in the eastbound lanes. Construction in the median through this area is expected to take place later this fall.


July 5, 2023

Work continues on the sanitary and storm sewers as the contractor began paving activities on the westbound lanes beginning at East 12th Avenue continuing westbound.  The contractor has also begun the removal of the building located at the northeast corner of 18th Ave/23rd St where a future right-turn lane is planned.  Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously in and near work zones.


March 21, 2023

Weather permitting, construction work will begin on March 28 on the U.S. Highway 30 (US-30) improvement project, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT).


The westbound lanes from 16th Avenue to E. 12th Avenue will close at 8 p.m. While the westbound lanes are closed, traffic will operate in two-lane, two-way configuration in the existing eastbound lanes.


During construction, temporary turn signals and other temporary traffic control devices and traffic patterns will be in effect, including lane shifts. Access to all properties will remain open during construction, however intermittent driveway and intersection closures are expected.


Information regarding the US-30 improvement project can be found on the project website, ndot.info/32234. The NDOT also encourages the public to follow the latest project updates on twitter @23rdStColumbus and @NEColumbus.


January 26, 2023

The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) will hold a pre-construction public information open house meeting regarding improvements to U.S. Highway 30 (US-30) from just east of the north junction of U.S. Highway 81 (US-81) and US-30, extending to just east of the East 11th Avenue intersection in Platte County. The meeting will be held at the American Legion Hartman Post 84, 2263 3rd Avenue, in Columbus on Thursday, February 9, 2023, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.


Initial construction is scheduled to start in spring 2023. The highway project would be constructed under traffic with lane closures controlled by approved temporary traffic control strategies and devices. Access to adjacent properties would be maintained during construction but may be limited at times due to phasing requirements. Additional details will be available online and at the open house.


There will be a formal presentation at 5:15 PM, and personnel from the Department of Transportation and the contractor will be available to answer questions. Information regarding the proposed project will be made available on the NDOT website at ndot.info/32234.


November 16, 2022

Construction began November 14 on the east crossover in preparation for the next phase of the reconstruction project on 23rd Street in Columbus. Drivers should expect lane closures to both westbound and eastbound traffic between East 6th and East 11th Avenue to just east of East 14th Avenue on 23rd Street. Work includes drainage work, grading, and placement of concrete to construct a crossover. Anticipated completion is November 30, 2022. Project information available on the NDOT website at: ndot.info/32234




February 9, 2023 Pre-Construction Public Information Open House Meeting


August 11, 2022 Pre-Construction EPA Mitigation Public Information Open House Meeting


February 12, 2019 Public Meeting


Items from February 22, 2018 Public Meeting


Items from Stakeholder Meetings on April 17-19, 2017

  • Stakeholder Meeting Handout
  • Project Location
  • Comment Sheet - Your input is important to us. NDOT and the City of Columbus would like your input regarding the potential improvements to 23rd Street (US-30).  Please provide us with information outlined in this comment sheet via email, mail or the form located below.




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