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Phase two of Custer Avenue pavement improvement project to begin

Phase two of Custer Avenue to begin Tuesday
Published: May. 16, 2022 at 11:15 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - As Phase One of the Custer Avenue improvement project finishes up, another phase is on its way in.

Phase Two of Custer Avenue is planned to begin Tuesday, where the recently completed northbound lanes will reopen, but this time around, the southbound lanes will be closed off from Old Potash Highway to 13th Street.

Though the construction may be a headache to some, Tim Golka, public works engineer for the City of Grand Island said, it’s much needed.

“Historically, Custer Avenue has been one of the roughest roads in town for the past decade,” he said. “We’ve gotten complaints from ems that drive up to the hospital delivering patients, that it’s rough on the patients in the vehicles. So, we finally hired Olsen and Associates a couple years back to go to look at what we can do.”

He also noted, this will be the first time Custer Avenue will undergo any major paving improvements since the concrete was first laid for the road back in the early 70s.

Golka said they hoped for construction to be completed in August.

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