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Old Potash construction closures will affect more of Grand Island

Old Potash Highway will be closed from the Claude Road to US Highway 281 on Monday, June 21.
Old Potash Highway will be closed from the Claude Road to US Highway 281 on Monday, June 21.(WAFB)
Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 11:32 AM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Old Potash Highway will be closed from the Claude Road to US Highway 281 on Monday, June 21.

The Old Potash Highway and Diers Avenue intersection will be closed. The Old Potash Highway and Claude Road roundabout will also open on Monday, June 21, to north/south traffic. Access to the local businesses within the area will be maintained from Claude Road, Kaufman Avenue and Diers Avenue.

The US Highway 281 and Old Potash intersection will be closed on the night of June 23, from 9:00pm to 6:00 a.m. on June 24. The intersection closure is required for the removal and replacement of the traffic signal at the intersection. Detours will be marked.

The Old Potash Highway and Claude Road project includes reconstruction of Old Potash Highway from Webb Road to North Road. Old Potash Highway will consist of removal of the existing asphalt roadway and construction of a concrete curb and gutter roadway section. The construction of a new section of Claude Road from Old Potash Highway to Faidley Avenue is also part of the project. Four roundabouts will be constructed with this project and include the following intersections; Old Potash Highway and Wilmar Avenue, Old Potash Highway and Claude Road, Old Potash Highway and North Road, Claude Road and Faidley Avenue. The project will also include storm sewer construction, sidewalk improvements, water main adjustments and sanitary sewer extensions.

On May 26, 2020, City Council awarded the construction contract to Starostka Group Unlimited, Inc. of Grand Island, Nebraska for $10,530,764.77.

For more information on the roadway project, and other Public Works projects, visit the project’s webpage at www.drivegi.com, or call Public Works at 308-385-5455.

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