East 29th Avenue Viaduct Completion set for 2021

COLUMBUS – Platte County Chairman Jerry Engdahl says they could see some changes to current viaduct plans, after a recent meeting with state officials.

Engdahl said at Tuesday’s meeting that initially he was worried about issues with the project moving forward, after a meeting with the department of roads that took place last month.  Engdahl says road and bridge committee members met with the officials again recently, and says the project is moving forward, but it may see some changes.

The project was most recently scheduled to be finished in 2020, but that date has been pushed back to 2021, with construction to start in February of 2019, said Engdahl.

Engdahl says, the scope of the project may also need to be cut down, to meet funding, which could mean moving designs from a 3 to 2 lane viaduct, as well as shortening the length of the viaduct.

The project will be moving forward, with the board set to select a company in July to complete the final design.

The county will be responsible for 5 percent of the project’s cost.

Board member James Scow, says a meeting will be held with stakeholders once final designs are complete.

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