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Old Potash, Kaufman, Claude Road to open Wednesday

Old Potash, Kaufman, Claude Road to open Wednesday

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Old Potash Highway should be reopened by Thanksgiving. Work continues on a newly added roundabout that will improve traffic flow and decrease accidents as a results of turns off of Diers Avenue. (Independent/Brandon Summers)

Old Potash Highway, Kaufman Avenue and Claude Road are scheduled to be open to traffic next Wednesday, the city’s Public Works Department announced Friday.

The new roundabout at the intersection of Old Potash Highway and North Road is complete and will be part of the opening.

The opening of Claude Road will include the segment from Faidley Avenue to Kaufman Avenue.

The Claude Road connection north of Old Potash Highway is scheduled for construction in spring 2021.

Construction of Old Potash Highway from the U.S. Post Office to Webb Road will continue in 2021.

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 is also part of the project.

Four roundabouts are being constructed as part of this project — at the intersections of Old Potash Highway and Wilmar Avenue, Old Potash Highway and Claude Road, Old Potash Highway and North Road and Claude Road and Faidley Avenue. The project also will include storm sewer construction, sidewalk improvements, water main adjustments and sanitary sewer extensions.

Utility relocations along Old Potash Highway are well underway and will continue into the 2021 construction season.

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

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

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