Highway 57 Bridge Repair

STANTON - The Nebraska Department of Transportation announced Friday that Highway 57 south of Stanton will be reopened ahead of the scheduled mid-October completion date.

NDOT anticipates the roadway to be open Friday afternoon around 4:00 or 4:30

The NDOT partnered with contractor, M.E. Collins Contracting Company, of Wahoo who received the nearly $3 million emergency contract to repair the existing bridge.

While the highway is open to traffic, some work remains. Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously in the area.

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