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Council approves first agreement for demolition of 16th St. viaduct

Published: Oct. 11, 2021 at 4:04 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 12, 2021 at 12:34 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The Hastings City Council voted unanimously 6-0 on an agreement with Union Pacific Railroad regarding the 16th Street Viaduct, moving one step closer to demolition.

The council approved a Closure Removal Agreement with the railroad. This is the first of two agreements the city entered with the railroad. This first agreement lays out the cost the city will have to pay that will be incurred during demolition.

The cost is estimated to be $108,000, which will include project management, engineering review, flagging and final inspection.

Now that this is approved, Union Pacific will send the city a construction agreement which will detail the specifics needed to be in place during demolition, such as safety precautions, fencing, signs and manner of debris removal.

After the city gets the construction agreement, they can start taking contract proposals and award the demolition contract after bid letting.

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