US-275 Scribner to West Point

 

 

The US-275 Scribner – West Point project proposes to expand approximately 18.5 miles of U.S. Highway 275 (US-275) from a two-lane highway to a four-lane divided expressway from Scribner, Nebraska to West Point, Nebraska. The project begins at mile marker (MM) 114.00, approximately two miles north of the junction of US-275 and Nebraska Highway 9, and extends south and east to MM 133.65, approximately three miles southeast of Scribner city limits.

 

 

Project Purpose

  • Advance the Scribner to West Point segment of the Norfolk to Fremont Expressway
  • Maximize utilization of existing transportation infrastructure and right-of-way, including connecting highways (Nebraska Highway 9, Nebraska Highway 32, and Nebraska Highway 91)
  • Improve the safety and reliability of the roadway
  • Provide a more efficient roadway that improves regional connectivity for the traveling public, including commercial traffic, in northeast Nebraska
  • Fulfill the Nebraska Legislature transportation mandates contained in Legislative Bills 632 (1988) and 84 (2011)

 

Project Need

To provide a more reliable transportation corridor on US-275 between Scribner and West Point in accordance with legislative mandates by maintaining and improving regional connectivity, safely accommodating current and projected traffic, and addressing flooding concerns in the Nebraska Expressway System.

 

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NDOT plans to construct the majority of this project using a 2+2 approach, which would construct two new lanes with new pavement parallel to the existing lanes that would continue to accommodate traffic. Once construction of the new lanes is complete, all traffic would be shifted to the new lanes while existing lanes would be resurfaced and bridges and other drainage structures would be repaired or replaced. Once resurfacing of the existing lanes is complete, traffic would be shifted to the final four-lane divided expressway configuration.

 

The project includes a proposed four-lane expressway bypass around Scribner. The bypass would include a new Pebble Creek Levee with the roadway embankment. The existing four-lane concrete section in West Point from approximately 13th Street to approximately Logan Street would be used in place.

 

This project would require the acquisition of additional property rights, which could include new right-of-way (ROW), control of access (CA), permanent easements (PE), and/or temporary easements (TE). If your property is impacted by this project, you will be contacted by a representative. Access to adjacent properties would be maintained during construction, but may be limited at times due to traffic phasing requirements.


Currently, this segment of US-275 is in its final design phase, during which construction plans are developed. Construction will be scheduled as funding becomes available.

Project Resources

 

 

Environmental Impact Statement

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for this project. The project construction is expected to impact jurisdictional waters of the United States, thereby requiring a Clean Water Act Section 404 permit.  Additionally, NDOT is proposing to build segments of the Scribner Bypass on an existing federally authorized levee, which would require a Section 408 authorization.  The project may also affect Natural Resources Conservation Service Wetland Reserve Program easements.  Due to these requirements, USACE has determined that an EIS is necessary for the project, and the provisions of Executive Order 13807 (“One Federal Decision”) apply. For more information about the EIS, click here.