Grand Island Streets Division works to finish summer projects ahead of colder weather

Crews have roads closed as they work to finish their summer projects. (Credit: Alicia Naspretto)

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Temperatures are dropping and snow is creeping in, which means construction crews are running out of time to finish their work. The Grand Island Streets Division is working on wrapping up their summer projects.

This weeks project is Capital Avenue. The road will be closed from Carlton Avenue to North Road for the next few days as the city works on the road's asphalt.

The department says many of their projects were delayed because of the weather. This road is a top priority to get done because they didn't think would make it through the winter. They say fixing it now can help prevent potholes later.

"Depending on how the winter goes, we evaluate some of the roads and anything we don't think will last to the next winter, we try to get higher up on our priority list," Street Superintendent Shannon Callahan told Local4 News. "We're trying to juggle priorities and get as much done as possible with the weather we have."

They do expect the road to be reopened by Friday. In the meantime, detours are down US 2 or State Street.

They will be moving on to another project once this one is complete. To see a list of what they're working on and what roads are closed, the department does recommend checking out the Cone Zone on their website for daily updates.

https://www.grand-island.com/departments/public-works/cone-zone