A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, to celebrate the opening of Old Potash Highway between Webb Road and Hwy 281. Mayor Steele and John Collins, Public Works Director, talked the success of the project.
On Tuesday, November 9, 2021, the Hall County Board and the Grand Island City Council approved the low bid for the Sewerage Project at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport. “The airport is one of the critical pieces of infrastructure that supports the city,” said John Collins, Public Works Director for the City of Grand Island.
The major Old Potash project has completed a new phase. The roundabout near Hy-vee is now open. It is the City’s first multi-lane roundabout.
A house near the location of the future Five Point Roundabout may need to be removed to make room for the construction. According to John Collins, the Nebraska Department of Transportation is currently acquiring the land that will be needed for this project.
Public Works Director John Collins made a report to the Regional Planning Commission on Wednesday. Included in the report his said that the bid for the Five Point Roundabout should occur in the Fall of 2022.
The city opened up Old Potash Hwy from North Road to Claude Road on Friday. John Collins said that this project should be done by the end of the year.
Construction of a new roundabout by Claude Road is being constructed to help alleviate some of the traffic off of Diers Avenue.
“They didn’t do any flood projects for 50 years here,” said Director of Public Works John Collins. “They did not clean the drainage structure or reset the flow lines for 50 years, we’re catching up on that.”
On March 10, 2020, John Collins, City Engineer, present the Council with an innovated plans where the City and the homeowner could repair sidewalks that did not met Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.